Advertisement

Influenza

  • Feng Chen
  • Meiji Ren
  • Hongjun Li
Chapter

Abstract

Influenza, abbreviated as flu, is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by influenza virus, which is mainly spread along with droplets with strong infectivity. The influenza virus may cause epidemics or pandemics of influenza and its incidence ranks the first among legally listed infectious diseases. The prevalence of influenza peaks in autumns and winters, with short illness course and self limitation. However, influenza can be complicated by pneumonia or other serious complications that may cause death in populations of infants, young children, the elderly, those with underlying heart and lung disease and those with compromised immunity.

Keywords

Influenza Virus Bronchial Pneumonia Lung Lobe Butterfly Wing Lower Lung Field 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Branch of Respiratory Diseases, Chinese Medical Association. Diagnostic criteria of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Chin J Tubercu Respir. 2000;23(4):203.Google Scholar
  2. Gattinoni L, Caironi P, Pelosi P, et al. What has computed tomography taught us about the acute respiratory distress syndrome? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001;164(9):1701–11.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Li TY. Imaging diagnosis of interstitial pneumonia. J Pract Med Imaging. 2003;4(1):1–2.Google Scholar
  4. Li XQ, Li HJ. Chest X-ray demonstrations of pediatric hand-foot-mouth disease complicated by pneumonia. Radiol Pract. 2014;29(8):937–41.Google Scholar
  5. Nambu A, Ozawa K, Kobayashi N, et al. Imaging of community-acquired pneumonia: Roles of imaging examinations, imaging diagnosis of specific pathogens and discrimination from noninfectious diseases. World J Radiol. 2014;6(10):779–93.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  6. Reittner P, Ward S, Heyneman L, et al. Pneumonia: high-resolution CT findings in 114 patients. Eur Radiol. 2003;13(3):515–21.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Youan HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations