What are the radiographic findings of K pneumoniae lobar pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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K pneumoniae infection may show radiographic evidence of lobar expansion with bulging of interlobular fissures due to voluminous inflammatory exudate. Cavitations may also be present. Klebsiella has a tendency to occur in the upper lobes.


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