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J Assoc Physicians India. 2012 Sep;60:60-2.

Unilateral lobar pulmonary edema.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, National University Health System, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Main Building, Singapore 119074.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Pulmonary edema is usually bilateral, but unilateral lobar pulmonary edema can also be encountered in clinical practice.

CLINICAL PICTURE:

We describe a case of unilateral lobar pulmonary edema in a patient without known cardiac history. It was first presentation of underlying cardiac disease in our patient and was difficult to differentiate from pneumonia.

CONCLUSION:

Unilateral pulmonary edema can mimic as pneumonia. Clinician should be aware of differential diagnosis of pulmonary edema, otherwise it can lead to unnecessary investigation and delay in starting definitive treatment.

PMID:
23547417
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