Is chest radiography helpful in patients who present very early with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Chest radiography findings may be negative in patients who present very early with CAP. In these patients, repeat chest radiography within 24 hours is recommended.


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