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From January 1978 to October 1985, eighty-three patients who were correctly diagnosed as melioidosis, by evidence of positive culture of pseudomonas pseudomallei, in Srinagarind Hospital were investigated, concerning about pulmonary involvements of melioidosis, by appearance on roentgenographic findings.
There were 62 cases (74.7%) who had pulmonary involvements which were classified as following :
patchy, mottle, streaky infiltration 26 cases (31.3%)
multiple nodular infiltration 20 cases (24.4%)
pleural effusion/pyopneumothorax 19 cases (22.9%)
cavity abscess 19 cases (22.9%)
T.B. like 16 cases (19.3%)
atelectasis/collapse 12 cases (14.5%)
Furthermore, this study also revealed 8 cases of hilar node enlargement, 3 cases of consolidation, 3 cases of pneumonitis/pleuritis, 3 cases of pericardial effusion, 3 cases of mass/masses and a cases of calcification.
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