lobar pneumonia


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lo·bar pneu·mo·ni·a

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.

lobar pneumonia

Pulmonology 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.

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.
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LOBAR PNEUMONIA: (A) The right heart border is obscured by the infection, (B) Lateral view shows dense (white) infiltrate sharply defined by horizontal fissure (Courtesy of Harvey Hatch, MD, Curry General Hospital)
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LOBAR PNEUMONIA

lobar pneumonia

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: illustration
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lobar pneumonia

An 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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Chest radiography and CT scan (Figure 1) showed dense consolidation in the left upper lobe, indicating the presence of lobar pneumonia. The patient was diagnosed with influenza B virus infection accompanied by community-acquired pneumonia.
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