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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.
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.
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.
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