Left hemithorax white-out: community-acquired pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Presents to ED with fevers, cough, hypoxia.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Almost complete white-out of the left hemithorax with extensive air bronchograms indicating this is consolidation. Patchy airspace opacity on the right.  

ETT, right internal jugular CVC and NGT appropriately positioned. 

Case Discussion

This is a case of severe community-acquired pneumonia

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Case information

rID: 30388
Published: 7th Aug 2014
Last edited: 4th Jun 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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