American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Round Pneumonia in Adults Masquerading as Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Chandan Kumar, Abhishek , Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal, Shivangi Gupta, Fnu Kajal, Piyush Puri and Anil Kumar Kem

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2018.103.105

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 103-105

Abstract

Round pneumonia or coin pneumonia is a rare variant in adults, although it is very common in the pediatric age group patients. It can mimic as a pulmonary mass on imaging, which can lead to broad differential diagnosis or misguidance toward the conditions like bronchogenic carcinoma or other benign conditions which can lead to unnecessary diagnostic work up like computerized tomography scan and even a biopsy. We report a case of 45-year-old female with this rare presentation of pneumonia.

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© 2018 Chandan Kumar, Abhishek , Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal, Shivangi Gupta, Fnu Kajal, Piyush Puri and Anil Kumar Kem. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.