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Thin-section CT findings in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pulmonary infection.
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PMID:  22844034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess clinical and pulmonary thin-section CT findings in patients with acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) pulmonary infection.
METHODS: We retrospectively identified 44 patients with acute PA pneumonia who had undergone chest thin-section CT examinations between January 2004 and December 2010. We excluded nine patients with concurrent infections. The final study group comprised 35 patients (21 males, 14 females; age range 30-89 years, mean age 66.9 years) with PA pneumonia. The patients' clinical findings were assessed. Parenchymal abnormalities, enlarged lymph nodes and pleural effusion were evaluated on thin-section CT.
RESULTS: Underlying diseases included malignancy (n=13), a smoking habit (n=11) and cardiac disease (n=8). CT scans of all patients revealed abnormal findings, including ground-glass opacity (n=34), bronchial wall thickening (n=31), consolidation (n=23) and cavities (n=5). Pleural effusion was found in 15 patients.
CONCLUSION: PA pulmonary infection was observed in patients with underlying diseases such as malignancy or a smoking habit. The CT findings in patients with PA consisted mainly of ground-glass attenuation and bronchial wall thickening.
ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: The CT findings consisted mainly of ground-glass attenuation, bronchial wall thickening and cavities. These findings in patients with an underlying disease such as malignancy or a smoking habit may be suggestive of pneumonia caused by PA infection.
F Okada; A Ono; Y Ando; T Nakayama; R Ishii; H Sato; A Kira; I Tokimatsu; J Kadota; H Mori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-23     Completed Date:  2013-01-25     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1533-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Community-Acquired Infections / radiography
Cross Infection / radiography
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / radiography*
Pseudomonas Infections / radiography*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa*
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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