Eight cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome presenting as round pneumonia

Yung Liang Wan, Han Ping Kuo, Ying Huang Tsai, Yao Kuang Wu, Chun Hua Wang, Chien Ying Liu, Kuo Chin Kao, Sheung Fat Ko

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to describe the radiographic findings and evolution of round pneumonia found in eight patients with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). CONCLUSION. SARS may present as round pneumonia on chest radiographs initially or during the treatment course. It may remain unchanged for up to 9 days before evolution to ill-defined air-space opacities. Radiologists and physicians should consider the possibility of "SARS pneumonia" when spherical air-space opacities are noted on chest radiographs of febrile patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567-1570
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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