Complete white-out of the hemithorax with air bronchograms and trachea in a central position is consistent with consolidation secondary to pneumonia. The patient is on linezolid, micafungin, and piperacillin-tazobactam pending culture and susceptibility studies.
Differential diagnosis of hemithorax white-out with a midline trachea include:
chest wall mass
Case made with the help of Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.