II. Diagnosis

  1. Represents less than 5% of all Pneumonias
  2. More common in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  3. Lobar consolidation is rare

III. Labs

  1. Gram Stain
    1. Kidney bean shaped Gram Negative diplococci

IV. Radiology

  1. Chest XRay
    1. Patchy bronchopulmonary infiltrate

VI. References

  1. Gilbert (2001) Sanford Antimicrobial, p. 28

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