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pneumonia affecting one or more lobes, or part of a lobe, of the lung in which the consolidation is virtually homogeneous; often due to infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae; sputum is scanty and usually of a rusty tint because altered blood is present.
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lobar pneumoniaPulmonology Pneumonia which affects part of one or more lobes of the lungs, characterized by virtually homogeneous consolidation; those with ↑ susceptibility in those with DM Etiology Streptococcus pneumoniae with bacterial pores of Kohn; ♂:♀ 3:1. See Community-acquired pneumonia.
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lo·bar pneu·mo·ni·a(lō'bahr nū-mō'nē-ă)
Pulmonary disease affecting one or more lobes, or part of a lobe, of the lung in which the consolidation is virtually homogeneous; commonly due to infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae; sputum is scanty and usually of a rusty tint from altered blood.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Pneumonia infecting one or more lobes of the lung, usually caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The pathologic changes are, in order, congestion; redness and firmness due to exudate and red blood cells in the alveoli; and, finally, gray hepatization as the exudate degenerates and is absorbed. Synonym: acute lobar pneumonia See: illustrationillustration
See also: pneumonia
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lobar pneumoniaAn acute inflammation of one or more lobes of the lung caused by the organism Streptococcus pneumoniae. The onset is sudden with high fever, vomiting or convulsions in children; chest pain, especially on breathing; a cough, at first dry then with much rusty-coloured sputum; rapid breathing; flushed face; and often cold sores around the mouth or nose. The condition responds well to antibiotics. Also known as pneumococcal pneumonia.
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