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Dullness to percussion: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Community-Acquired Pneumonia:
Note that another study (J Emerg Med. 1989 May-Jun;7(3):263-8. PMID 2745948) found sensitivity = 12%, specificity = 94%.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Pleural Effusion

89% sensitive, 71% specific

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

26% sensitive, 94% specific