Which imaging studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Imaging studies that may be helpful include the following:

  • Chest radiography
  • Ultrasonography of the chest
  • Computed tomography (CT) of the chest, sinuses, face, or affected bones or joints
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain (in meningitis) or affected bones and joints

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