What is the role of transthoracic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in the evaluation of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Transthoracic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the infiltrate can be performed and is most useful in determining the cause of nodules or noninfectious infiltrates that are not responding to antibiotic treatment.


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