rheumatic pneumonia


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rheu·mat·ic pneu·mo·ni·a

pneumonia rarely occurring in severe acute rheumatic fever, even when the disease was common; consolidation occurs, the lungs being of a rubbery consistency, with fibrin exudate and small hemorrhages, as well as edema from left ventricular failure.

rheu·mat·ic pneu·mo·ni·a

(rū-mat'ik nū-mō'nē-ă)
A rarely occurring pneumonia in severe acute rheumatic fever; consolidation occurs, the lungs being of a rubbery consistency, with fibrin exudate and small hemorrhages, as well as edema from left ventricle failure.