This poster was originally presented at the ESTI 2012 meeting, June 22-24, in London/UK. www.myESTI.org
Lung, Digital radiography, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Infection
J. J. Woo, D. J. Kim, J. K. An; Seoul/KR
▣Bilateral patchy consolidation and ground glass opacities were the most common findings of community-acquired AB pneumonia on chest ragiograph and CT.
Rapid progression of the consolidation to involve the whole lung fields within a week was noted in 4 patients among 8 patients of community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia.
▣Although these findings are not specific for AB pneumonia and the incidence of community-acquired AB pneumonia is low,
AB pneumonia should be included in the possible cause of pneumonia when rapid progression of pneumonia is observed in elderly patients with underlying disease such as DM,
COPD to choose the appropriate antibiotics for treatment.