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Intrathoracic Lymphadenopathy in Hospitalized Patients With Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Stein, Deborah L ; Haramati, Linda B ; Spindola-Franco, Hugo ; Friedman, Joseph ; Klapper, Philip J

Chest, April 2005, Vol.127(4), pp.1271-1275 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Intrathoracic Lymphadenopathy in Hospitalized Patients With Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Autor: Stein, Deborah L ; Haramati, Linda B ; Spindola-Franco, Hugo ; Friedman, Joseph ; Klapper, Philip J
  • Assuntos: Lymphadenopathy ; Pneumonia ; Streptococcus Pneumoniae ; Medicine
  • É parte de: Chest, April 2005, Vol.127(4), pp.1271-1275
  • Descrição: Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common etiology for community-acquired pneumonia. The prevalence of lymphadenopathy seen on CT scans in these patients is uncertain. The purpose of this series was to assess the prevalence of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy in hospitalized patients with pneumococcal pneumonia We retrospectively identified 35 hospitalized patients with pneumococcal pneumonia who had been evaluated with CT scanning between January 1998 and April 2002. There were 18 men and 17 women with a mean age of 56 years. The study inclusion criteria were as follows: blood culture positive for , clinical diagnosis of pneumonia, and chest CT scan. The study exclusion criteria were known causes of lymphadenopathy. Charts were reviewed for HIV status, smoking history, and comorbidities. CT scans were reviewed for the presence and degree of lymphadenopathy, and the characteristics of pneumonia. The number of enlarged lymph nodes was graded...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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