Which findings on chest radiography are characteristic of herpes simplex virus (HSV) pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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HSV can produce focal lesions on chest radiographs that begin as small centrilobular nodules and patchy ground-glass opacities and consolidation. As the disease progresses, the nodules coalesce to form extensive infiltrates. [38]


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