What are the histologic characteristics of bronchopneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Bronchopneumonia typically consists of foci of consolidation resulting from a suppurative, leukocyte-rich exudate that fills the bronchi, bronchioles, and adjacent alveolar spaces. In terms of gross appearance, well-developed lesions may be 3-4 cm in diameter, dry, granular, and grayish-red to yellow, with poorly demarcated margins.


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