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Table 4 Lung ultrasound findings according to etiology of pneumonia

From: Characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to a tertiary academic hospital in Pretoria with HIV and severe pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study

Etiology of pneumonia n Lung US findings (n) n (%)
Pneumocysit jirovecii 25 B-profile 24 (96)
   Consolidation 9 (12)
   Pneumothorax 1 (4)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 41 Consolidation 30 (73)
   Pleural effusion with stranding 3 (7.3)
   Pleural effusion without stranding 8 (19.5)
Bacterial pneumonia 20 Consolidation 20 (100)
   Pleural effusion without stranding 5 (25)
   B-profile 4 (20)
Unknown etiology 31 Consolidation 31 (100)
   Pleural effusion without stranding 2 (6.5)
   B-profile 2 (6.5)