Abdominal Pain as Extrapulmonary Presentation of Pneumonia in an Adult: A Case Report
Pneumonia is considered as the main cause of abdominal pain in children whereas it presents mostly by respiratory symptoms in adults. Here we present a 71-year-old Iranian female who complained specifically of abdominal pain on admission to our emergency department. We had found nothing as an etiology in our first evaluations. After several hours chest pain was added to the symptoms and the following chest, X-Ray showed a consolidation in the right lung base. She was treated by pneumonia antibiotic regimen and discharged after seven days in a good clinical condition. In conclusion, pneumonia should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in adults as well as in children.
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