This poster was originally presented at the ESTI 2012 meeting, June 22-24, in London/UK. www.myESTI.org
Lung, Digital radiography, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Infection
J. J. Woo, D. J. Kim, J. K. An; Seoul/KR
▣Bilateral patchy alveolar opacities: 5 patients
▣Focal alveolar opacity: 2 patients
▣Large loculated pleural effusion: 1 patient
▣Bilateral multifocal consolidations: 4 patients
▣Patchy ground glass opacity: 3 patients
▣Patchy peribronchial small branching nodular opacities: 1 patient
▣Pleural effusion: 3 patients (1 patient: pleural empyema)
▣Reactive mdiastinal nodes: 3 patients
▣In 4 patients,
rapid progression of diffuse parenchymal opacities suggesting ARDS was observed on serial radiographs within a week.
▣Almost all of the patients(7 of 8 patients; 88%) had underlying chronic illness,
including diabetes mellitus,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
and heart disease.
Four patients were heavy smoker.
Five of the eight patients(63%) died of AB pneumonia due to septic shock or ARDS.