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This AP chest x-ray shows pneumonia of the left lower lobe with early consolidation, the etiology of which was unknown. See PHIL 19088, for another x-ray depicting this patient's lungs 10 days later, when some of the consolidation had resolved.
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Pneumonia can be caused by a variety of agents including bacteria, viruses, and mycoplasmas, among others. Pneumonia remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States as both a primary, and secondary infection.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Thomas Hooten
Creation Date:1973
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