Which findings on chest radiography are characteristic of viral pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Answer

Chest radiography usually demonstrates bilateral lung involvement (as opposed to the lobar involvement commonly seen with bacteria), but some features are characteristic of individual viruses.

For more information, see Imaging in Viral Pneumonia.


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