Pneumococcal pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Shortness of breath and cough productive of green sputum.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

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Case Discussion

The dense lobar consolidation at admission shows some initial aeration at 1 week, but little in the way of radiological resolution, despite symptomatic improvement.

At 5 weeks, there is almost complete resolution of consolidation.

Sputum culture confirmed Streptococcus pneumoniae with the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Case Information

rID: 13553
Case created: 22nd Apr 2011
Last edited: 23rd Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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