Case of Cardiogenic Lobar Pulmonary Edema

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Medical Academics

Author
1. Daya K Jha
2. Niket Verma
3. Muthukrishnan Jayaraman
4. Partha B Mukherjee
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0032
Volume
2
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@4710f343 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@5bf7d6ad ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@178c914e ,
4. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@50c0a496
Article keywords
Edema, Pneumonia, Pulmonary edema

Abstract

Introduction: Unilateral pulmonary edema can mimic as pneumonia and is often misdiagnosed. Case description: We describe a case of cardiogenic unilateral lobar pulmonary edema in a HIV infected and diabetic patient without known history of cardiac disease. Conclusion: Rarely, unilateral pulmonary edema can present as a lobar consolidation and be confused with pneumonia. High index of suspicion and response to treatment of heart failure can clinch the diagnosis.

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