Respiratory Syncytial Virus Pneumonia

  • Etiology: respiratory syncytial virus
  • Complications: ~ 25% go on to develop reactive airway disease / asthma

Cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Pneumonia

CXR of viral pneumonia with a bacterial suprainfection
CXR shows diffuse airway thickening and hyperexpansion along with an infiltrate obscuring the right heart border and the medial hemidiaphragms bilaterally.
CXR of respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia
CXR PA and lateral shows airway thickening and lung hyperexpansion with flattening of the hemidiaphragms.