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The significance of chest ultrasound and chest X-ray in the diagnosis of children clinically suspected of pneumonia.

(2015) The significance of chest ultrasound and chest X-ray in the diagnosis of children clinically suspected of pneumonia. Journal of medicine and life.

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC53489...

Abstract

Background. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most prevalent diseases and a significant determinant of morbidity and death global. This study intended to compare and evaluate the benefits and importance of chest X-ray and chest ultrasound in the investigation of CAP in children. Methods. Study Population. One hundred children of one-month to five-years of age who suggested to the Children's Hospital in Bandar Abbas for pneumonia were evaluated by chest ultrasound and chest X-ray by different radiologists. Results. Evidence of involvement was recognized in 96% of the chest X-rays of those children, and also in 9% of the chest ultra-ultrasounds (6% opacity, 3% effusion). Pleural effusion was recognized in three of the children only by ultrasound. Conclusion. The utilization of ultrasound is a suitable method to estimate the complication of pneumonia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: chest X-ray,pneumonia,ultrasound
Subjects: WN Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging > WN 180-240 Diagnostic Imaging
WS Pediatrics > WS 200-342 Diseases of Children and Adolescents
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4846

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