Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection: chest CT findings

Amr M Ajlan, Rayan A Ahyad, Lamia Ghazi Jamjoom, Ahmed Alharthy, Tariq A Madani
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology 2014, 203 (4): 782-7

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the chest CT findings in seven patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

CONCLUSION: The most common CT finding in hospitalized patients with MERS-CoV infection is that of bilateral predominantly subpleural and basilar airspace changes, with more extensive ground-glass opacities than consolidation. The subpleural and peribronchovascular predilection of the abnormalities is suggestive of an organizing pneumonia pattern.

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