Multilobar pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fever and cough.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Complete airspace consolidation with air bronchograms of the right upper lobe, with further consolidation within the medial right middle lobe. Small right parapneumonic effusion.

Left lung and pleural space are clear. Cardiomediastinal contour is unremarkable.

Case Discussion

This is a case of multilobar community acquired pneumonia. No causative agent was isolated and the patient had a good response to empirical antibiotic therapy. 

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Case information

rID: 49681
Case created: 30th Nov 2016
Last edited: 30th Nov 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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