Paediatric pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Cough and increasing work of breathing.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Confluent airspace opacity in the right upper and mid-zones consistent with infection.

Case Discussion

Paediatric patients do not usually present with confluent airspace disease as a result of infection. Infection is usually viral and causes rather non-specific findings, such as peribronchial thickening and patchy airspace infiltrate.

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Case information

rID: 27245
Case created: 25th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Mar 2016
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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