Which findings on chest radiography are characteristic of influenza pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Radiographic findings in influenza pneumonia are similar to those described for other respiratory viral infections. Perihilar and peribronchial infiltrates occur commonly, while progression to diffuse interstitial infiltrates is observed with severe disease.


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