LOBAR PNEUMONIA

     

Symptoms: Fever; chills; rigor; cough; chest pain; production of rusty colored sputum; increased breathing (tachypnea); shortness of breath (dyspnea). Constitutional symptoms include myalgia, headache; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; arthralgia; fatigue
Special signs: Increase temperature or decreased temperature; tachypnea; percussion  dullness in the affected lobe; bronchial breathing; egophony; crepitations both fine and coarse; increased tactile and vocal fremitus; whispering pectoriloquy; wheezes; pleural friction rub.
Special investigations: X-ray shows lobe of lung opacity.

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
Lobar pneumonia occurs as a result of infection of a lobe of the lung with pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and a host of others including bacteria and viruses.

 

 

Consolidation clinical: Decreased chest movement, increased tactile vocal fremitus, percussion note stone dullness, bronchial breathing and coarse crepitations added sounds on the left apical lobe. Roll over mouse to display.

 

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