UVE F. HUBLITZ, M.D.; JEROME H. SHAPIRO, M.D.
With the increasing prevalence of chronic lung disease in the general population, related not only to smoking and possible effects of urban air pollution but also to aging of the population and the occurrence of senile emphysema, chronic lung disease is now frequent in many hospitalized patients. Pneumococcal pneumonia and congestive heart failure are two common diagnoses at admission in general hospitals. It is no surprise then that chronic lung disease frequently co-exists with these two entities. It is also no surprise, in view of the profound anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic changes in chronically diseased lungs, that the classic patterns
HUBLITZ UF, SHAPIRO JH. Chest Films: Atypical Becomes Typical. Ann Intern Med. ;72:955–956. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-955
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):955-956.
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