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Emerg Med J 29:19-23 doi:10.1136/emj.2010.101584
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Lung ultrasound is an accurate diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia in the emergency department

Table 2

Results of CXR and lung ultrasound compared with the diagnosis at discharge

BPN + (81) BPN − (39)
CXR
 Positive 54 (67%) 6 (15%)
 Negative 27 (33%) 33 (85%)
Ultrasound
 Positive 80 (99%) 2 (5%)
 Negative 1 (1%) 37 (95%)
  • BPN, pneumonia; CXR, chest x-ray.

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