Multilobar pneumonia

Case contributed by Kevan English
Diagnosis almost certain


Cough with fever, chills and weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Diffuse heterogeneous opacification of the left lung suspicious for multilobar pneumonia.

Blunting of left costophrenic angle suspicious for small pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

This represents a case of multi-lobar pneumonia. The patient presented with an acute onset constellation of symptoms, including fever, chills, chest pain, and shortness of breath. A chest x-ray was obtained, which confirmed widespread patchy left lung consolidation and air bronchograms. Sputum culture analysis revealed Streptococcus pneumonia.

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