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Unformatted text preview: • Suggest the type of organism (bacterial, viral, or fungal) causing pneumonia. • Show complications of pneumonia . • Show conditions that may occur with pneumonia, such as fluid in the chest cavity or a collapsed lung . • Reveal another condition, such as heart failure , lung cancer , or acute bronchitis .-If the patient is very ill, has severe shortness of breath, or has a condition that increases risk (such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ), the patient’s mucus might be examined. Posteroanterior chest radiograph reveals a left upper lobe pneumonia. A variety of organisms can produce this pattern, most commonly S. pneumoniae , H. influenzae , or gram-negative bacilli, but also C. pneumoniae , Mycoplasma , or Legionella sp....
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- Fall '10
- -A chest X-ray, routine chest radiograph, upper lobe pneumonia, Posteroanterior chest radiograph