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Lobar pneumonia, lung X-ray

Lobar pneumonia, lung X-ray

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MICHEL BRAUNER / ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICHEL BRAUNER / ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lobar pneumonia. Coloured frontal X-ray of the lungs of a 48-year-old woman in intensive care, showing acute lobar pneumonia of the upper lobe of the right lung (upper left). Lobar pneumonia is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the lungs. The infection here is with Pneumococcus bacteria. 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.

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