Lung Ultrasound Will Soon Replace Chest Radiography in the Diagnosis of Acute Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

@article{Bourcier2016LungUW,
  title={Lung Ultrasound Will Soon Replace Chest Radiography in the Diagnosis of Acute Community-Acquired Pneumonia.},
  author={Jean-Eudes Bourcier and Sergiu Braga and Didier Garnier},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={
          43
        }
}
Acute community-acquired pneumonia should be diagnosed early to avoid most complications. The common diagnostic tools were represented by blood tests and chest X-ray with CT scan coming as a second-line exploration. The presence of air in the pulmonary parenchyma has long been thought of as not explorable by ultrasound. However, since the 1990s, several teams have described a semiology of ultrasonography of pulmonary diseases. Moreover, the safety of the technique and the development of mobile… CONTINUE READING
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