Which findings on chest radiography are characteristic of adenovirus pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Adenovirus pneumonia usually presents with diffuse, bilateral and patchy, ground-glass infiltrates with a preference for lower lobes, although it can present with lobar consolidation, which is rarer among viral pneumonias. [4] Radiographic presentation for the serotype 14 outbreak in Oregon included single-lobe infiltrates (54%), multilobe infiltrates (38%), interstitial infiltrates (12%), and pleural effusion (15%). Among those with single-lobe infiltrates, 71% progressed to multilobe involvement. [16]

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