Which findings on chest radiography are characteristic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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RSV pneumonia typically presents with patchy bilateral alveolar infiltrates and interstitial changes (similar to influenza). Reports of culture-proven cases of RSV pneumonia presenting with small, ill-defined infiltrates have been described. [20, 52]


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