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All of the following features are seen in the viral pneumonia except: (AIIMS May 2008)



A Presence of interstitial inflammation.

B Predominance of alveolar exudates.

C Bronchiolitis.

D Multinucleate giant cells in the bronchiolar wall.

Ans. B

Predominance of alveolar exudates.

Differences between typical & atypical pneumonia

AIR space pneumonia (Typical pneumonia)

Interstitial pneumonia (Atypical pneumonia)

Exudate in alveoli i.e. consolidation

No exudate, alveoli are air filled i.e. no consolidation (infiltrate in interstitium)

Infiltrate is primarily of neutrophils (PMN)

Infiltrate is primarily lymphocytic

Agents responsible are extracellular

Agents responsible are intracellular

Cough is productive of purulent sputum

Cough is dry

Chest X-ray shows alveolar pattern

Chest X-ray shows interstitial pattern

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