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Is it a bad thing if I took 10 days of an antibiotic and my chest xray still shows pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
The chest x ray will commonly lag behind clinical improvement so can be a little abnormal for many weeks in some cases.
The real question is if symptoms are otherwise improving or not , and what kind of cxr change remains.

In brief: Not always
The chest x ray will commonly lag behind clinical improvement so can be a little abnormal for many weeks in some cases.
The real question is if symptoms are otherwise improving or not , and what kind of cxr change remains.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Maybe not
X-ray image may lag clinical improvement.
Some pneumonias need more then one course of antibiotics. Follow up with your doctor.

In brief: Maybe not
X-ray image may lag clinical improvement.
Some pneumonias need more then one course of antibiotics. Follow up with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
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