Pneumonia Manifestation Seen And Diagnosed Via X-Rays: Different Radiographs To Show Lung Tissue Consolidation
Guided Diagnosis With X-Rays
Pneumonia is defined as an inflammation of the substance of the lungs and is usually caused by bacteria. Pneumonia can be classified both anatomically, eg. lobar (affecting the whole of one lobe) and bronchopneumonia (affecting the lobules and bronchi), or on the basis of aetiology. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a cause of pneumonia and is considered separately as both mode of presentation and treatment are different from the other pneumonias. In about 25% of patients, no organism is isolated, Pneumonia may also result from chemical causes (e.g. aspiration of vomit and radiotherapy.
Pneumonia In Chest X-Ray
1. All X-ray photos here are from DFM E-Group, in the photo and X-ray section.
2. Notes and explanations: Wikipedia, Essentials of Clinical Medicine by Kumar and Clark's, Medicinenet and Mayor's Clinic.
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