Diagnosis of pneumonia in adults in general practice. Relative importance of typical symptoms and abnormal chest signs evaluated against a radiographic reference standard.

@article{Melbye1992DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of pneumonia in adults in general practice. Relative importance of typical symptoms and abnormal chest signs evaluated against a radiographic reference standard.},
  author={Hasse Melbye and Bj{\o}rn Straume and Ulf Aaseb{\o} and Kevin Dale},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={1992},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          226-33
        }
}
The diagnostic value of typical symptoms and abnormal chest signs for pneumonia have been evaluated against a radiographic reference standard in 402 adult patients with respiratory tract infection in general practice. Pneumonia was diagnosed in 20 patients by a positive chest radiograph. The doctors diagnosed pneumonia in seven of these on the basis of history and physical examination alone, and in addition in 22 patients with normal radiographs. The diagnostic value of the typical symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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