Radiological, general and microbiological investigations

December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv21
Academic Journal
The article reports on radiological, general and microbiological investigations of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). In a comparative study of cases of legionella pneumonia, pneumococcal pneumonia, mycoplasma pneumonia and psittacosis no unique radiological pattern was found although some differences were reported. The lower lobes were affected most commonly, regardless of aetiology. The frequency of radiographic deterioration after hospital admission and the rates of resolution of radiographic shadowing differed according to the underlying aetiology.


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