What are the radiographic findings of S pneumoniae lobar pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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S pneumoniae infection is characterized by homogenous parenchymal lobar opacities with air bronchograms. This condition can occasionally manifest as a round opacity stimulating a pulmonary mass, called round pneumonia. Frank consolidation and air bronchograms have been associated with a higher incidence of bacteremia.


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