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Computed tomography scan contribution to the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia

Published inCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 25, no. 3, p. 242-248
Publication date2019

Purpose of review: Pneumonia is a frequent disease mainly affecting older and multimorbid patients. Symptoms and signs lack sensitivity and specificity, and chest X-ray has poor accuracy. Hence, an initial diagnosis of pneumonia has limited predictive value for the presence of pneumonia. Overdiagnosis of pneumonia leads to inappropriate antibiotic use and may delay the appropriate management of mimicking diseases. Alternative imaging strategies including computed tomography (CT)-scan or lung ultrasonography may improve the diagnosis of pneumonia. We review the recent evidence and perspectives regarding their contribution to the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected pneumonia

  • Computed tomography scan
  • Diagnosis
  • Pneumonia
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GARIN, Nicolas et al. Computed tomography scan contribution to the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. In: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 2019, vol. 25, n° 3, p. 242–248. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000567
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ISSN of the journal1070-5287

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