What is the role of chest tomography in the workup of Klebsiella infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Chest tomography may be required for patients with nonresolving or slowly responding cases of pneumonia.

The findings from this imaging test help exclude entities that are treatable with drainage or debridement such as empyema and respiratory tract obstruction caused by K rhinoscleromatis infection.


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