Community-acquired pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Cough and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Male

CT Chest

CT Chest demonstrating multiple foci of alveolar consolidation (with air bronchograms) and ground glass opacities in both inferior lobes. No pleural effusion.

The remainder of the exam is unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a clinical term to refer to pneumonia acquired outside of the hospital setting. Streptococcus pneumoniae is considered the most common bacterial aetiology.

This case was treated at home with oral antibiotics.

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Case information

rID: 39800
Published: 21st Sep 2015
Last edited: 4th Jun 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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