Diagnosis of Pneumonia - Health Channel


Diagnosis of Pneumonia |

Physical exam, chest X-ray, blood tests and sputum test are the exams for diagnosing pneumonia, explains Stacey Baker, Infectious Disease Phvysician with Baptist Health South Florida.
She says a good history of patients is also important for finding out what their symptoms are, when they started, what their other problems are and what their potential exposures have been.
The doctor mentions other tests, such as swabs of the nose or urine test, in order to have a better diagnosis.

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