What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of neonatal sepsis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Nathan S Gollehon, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Chest radiography of infants with concomitant congenital pneumonia may reveal segmental or lobar infiltrate, but it more commonly reveals a diffuse, fine, reticulogranular pattern, much like that seen in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Pleural effusions may also be observed.


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