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Pneumonia

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Acutely unwell.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Extensive consolidation and air bronchograms with loss of the right hemidiaphragm in keeping with right lower lobe consolidation. In this setting most likely community-acquired pneumonia. Whether or not there is an associated small pleural effusion is uncertain. Minor patchy airspace opacity is also in the left midzone. 

Case Discussion

Chest x-ray demonstrates extensive consolidation and air bronchograms. Patient treated in ICU for numerous days.

Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated.

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