IOTW: Wheezing in the winterPosted on: November 26, 2018, by : Carrie Ng
This is a 9 year old girl who presents with wheezing for the first time in the setting of fever. You can see below between the two rib shadows the beginnings of a consolidated lung with air bronchograms (which shows up as white) consistent with a pneumonia. You also see that the A-lines are obliterated, which signifies that this lung is not normally aerated. This image was obtained with a linear probe (as you can see on the top right L10-5, which stands for linear probe 10-5 MHz) but with a splayed image (as you can see at the top of the screen, next to the Z it is not a straight line across but curvilinear) to allow for a larger visual field.
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