Which histologic findings suggest community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Lung sections with typical bacterial pneumonias show the progression from red hepatization to white hepatization during the resolution process. The lung is repaired or scarred after bacterial pneumonia is complete and the infectious process resolves.


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