Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Case Report

Pulmonary Embolism Mimicking Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Case Series

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, University of Kyrenia, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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Department of Cardiology, University of Kyrenia, Kyrenia, Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 60-62
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.752
Read: 981 Downloads: 71 Published: 23 July 2019

Abstract

 

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a severe medical condition that requires a high degree of clinical suspicion to prevent mortality and morbidity. PE can mimic pneumonia due to its clinical and laboratory findings. Here we report of three cases without an identifiable thrombotic source, who first presented with more likely pneumonia and were later diagnosed with and treated for PE.

 

 

Cite this article as: Evren H, Ünal Evren E, Coşkun U. Pulmonary Embolism Mimicking Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Case Series. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(1): 60-2.

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