lobar infiltrate


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lobar infiltrate

A well-defined site of lung consolidation, seen on the chest radiograph as an area of increased density confined within a specific lobe or segment. Synonym: lobar pneumonia

Etiology

Lobar infiltrates are usually due to bacterial infection (pneumonia).

Treatment

The patient will need antibiotics, oxygen, and bronchial hygiene.

See also: infiltrate