ANDRE LABBE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANDRE LABBE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Pneumonia of the right upper lobe with bronchiolitis. Chest X-ray of a 1-year-old girl, frontal view. Lobar pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Frontal X-ray of the lungs of a 1-year-old girl, showing lobar pneumonia of the upper lobe of the right lung (upper left) as well as bronchiolitis. Lobar pneumonia is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the lungs. The alveoli (the air sacs of the lungs) become blocked with pus and solidify. The solid areas are visible on X-rays. Symptoms are coughing and chest pain. Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles (the lung airways), normally occurring in babies and young children.
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