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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Jan;182(1):49-56.

High-resolution CT findings in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome: a pattern-based approach.

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Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Rd., Chai Wan, Hong Kong, SAR China. drmonicachan@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We retrospectively reviewed high-resolution CT (HRCT) examinations of the lungs performed in 27 confirmed cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The HRCT findings at different phases of the illness were analyzed.

CONCLUSION:

A defined pattern of HRCT findings is observed in different phases of SARS, which is characterized by focal ground-glass and crazy paving patterns in a scattered distribution at presentation, followed by development of interstitial thickening, consolidation, pleural reaction, and scarring. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a distinct complication during the course of the illness.

PMID:
14684511
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.182.1.1820049
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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