Right lower lobe consolidation - pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fever, cough.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Focal consolidation with air bronchograms in the right lower lobe. 

Case Discussion

  • consolidation on chest radiography is considered a key aspect in diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia although the diagnosis can be made without one
  • routine short-term (<28 days) follow-up chest x-rays assessing for resolution do not appear to have any clinical benefit

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