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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 155–159 | Cite as

The radiological findings in respiratory syncytial virus infection in children

Part II the correlation of radiological categories with clinical and virological findings
  • W. Simpson
  • P. M. Hacking
  • S. D. M. Court
  • P. S. Gardner
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Abstract

In 352 children with acute lower respiratory infections, R. S. virus was present in 126, 94 (75%) under six months of age. Consolidation was found in approximately 25% of children with R. S. virus infection and in 70% of those with an initial clinical diagnosis of pneumonia, but if it was the only abnormality or if the shadow was larger than subsegmental there was a significant negative correlation with R. S. virus isolation. Collapse was uncommon and unrelated to R. S. virus. Peribronchial thickening was found in 39% of the children, more often in bronchiolitis or bronchitis than in pneumonia, and was unrelated to R. S. virus isolation or to age. — Air trapping, particularly as the sole abnormality showed a significant association with R. S. virus. It was found more frequently in children with bronchiolitis than in the other clinical categories, and in children under six months old.

Key Words

R. S. virus chest radiograph collapse/consolidation air trapping bronchiolitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Simpson
    • 1
  • P. M. Hacking
    • 1
  • S. D. M. Court
    • 1
  • P. S. Gardner
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Child Health, Radiology and VirologyNewcastle University Hospitals, Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TypeUK

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