Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric pneumococcal pneumonia?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Meera Varman, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Answer

Pneumonia findings include the following:

  • Crackles or decreased breath sounds in the area of lobar consolidation on chest auscultation, with egophony in patients with severe consolidation and dullness to percussion

  • Retractions, tachypnea, or both


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