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Medicus
2003, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 14-18
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Paper
published on: 02/06/2007
Influenza pneumopathy: Radiographic manifestations
Clinical Centre Kragujevac, Clinic for Infectious Diseases

Abstract

In this paper we analyzed chest X-ray examinations of 70 influenza patients treated during five years (1992-1996), at Infectious Diseases Department Clinical Hospital Center, Kragujevac. In less than half of all patients (33 out of 70) several different lung pathological changes were found. The most frequent type of lung pathological changes were broncholung infiltrations registered in 54.6% of patients. Emphasized lung drawings were noticed in 21.2%, atypical (interstitial) pneumonia in 18,2 and typical (alveolar) pneumonia in 6% of all patients. Such high percentage of lung changes during influenza is significant from both prognostic and therapeutic aspects.

Keywords

influenza; pneumopathy; X-ray manifestations

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