Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 22, No. 2, 2012, pp. 213-217
Bioline Code: pe12037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2012, pp. 213-217
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CT Findings in Pediatric Novel Influenza A (H1N1)-Associated Pneumonia|
Yoshinobu, Takashi; Abe, Katsumi; Shimizu, Hisashi; Yokoyama, Masayuki; Osawa, Masaru & Hiraishi, Yuki
Objective: To explore CT findings in pediatric novel influenza A (H1N1)-associated pneumonia
Methods:We examined the CT findings in a series of six children with influenza H1N1-associated pneumonia.
Findings: In this series of cases, the predominant CT patterns were consolidations surrounded by ground
glass opacities (GGOs) as well as isolated GGOs in all patients. Atelectasis was present in the right upper lobe
(n=2) in three cases and pneumomediastinum in two.
Conclusion: In this series of cases, there may be no imaging differences between pediatric and reported adult
influenza H1N1 cases and other viral pneumonia cases even with CT. Pneumomediastinum and atelectasis,
especially in the right upper lobe, may frequently present in influenza H1N1-associated pneumonia as well as
in other pediatric respiratory diseases.
Influenza A; H1N1; Pneumonia; Children; CT Scan
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