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Case 1, image 1: This 25-year-old man died of acute mixed drug intoxication. This image nicely demonstrates a neutrophilic exudate around bronchioles and surrounding alveolar spaces.

Case 1, image 2: A fairly vigorous neutrophilic infiltrate.

Case 1, image 3: Alveolar airspaces contain lots of neutrophils.

Case 1, image 4: Another low power view that demonstrates alveoli filled with neutrophils in a peribronchiolar distribution.

Case 1, image 5: Some pigmented macrophages are seen as well.


Bronchopneumonia is a fairly common finding at autopsy, caused by an infection or in some instances, obtunded or hospitalized individuals who cannot properly clear their oral secretions.

Last updated: 2013-10-22
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