What are the radiographic findings of P aeruginosa pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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In P aeruginosa infection, the radiographic findings tend to be nonspecific and difficult to differentiate from underlying lung disease. Usually all the lobes are involved, with a predilection for the lower lobes, and necrosis and cavitation may occur. In addition, pulmonary vasculitis can produce areas of pulmonary infarction that radiographically resembles invasive aspergillosis.


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