Diagnostic imaging in sepsis of pulmonary origin

Jorge Alberto Carrillo-Bayona, Liliana Arias-Alvarez

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Lung infections (community- or hospital-acquired) represent the most common cause for sepsis. Diagnostic imaging plays a crucial role in the initial evaluation of patients with criteria for sepsis and suspected pulmonary infection. In patients with clinical signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, the chest X-ray allows confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia. On the other hand, the chest X-ray can be useful to assess response to treatment (in some patients), define a pattern suggesting specific germs (particularly TB), identify complications (empyema and ARDS), and propose a differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSepsis, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781493973347
ISBN (Print)9781493973323
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • ARDS
  • Lung abscess
  • Pleural infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary infection
  • Pulmonary sepsis


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