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Vol. 63. Issue 3.
Pages 252-257 (May - June 2021)
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Vol. 63. Issue 3.
Pages 252-257 (May - June 2021)
Update in Radiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.rxeng.2021.03.002
Thoracic ultrasound in viral infections
Ecografía torácica de las infecciones víricas
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I. Vollmer
Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico (CDIC), Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
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Table 1. Viruses causing community-acquired pneumonia in children and adults.
Table 2. Frequency of the causative agents of community-acquired pneumonia.
Table 3. Summary table with the main articles published on thoracic ultrasound and viral pneumonia with the most relevant conclusions.
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Abstract

Ultrasonography has proven useful in the study of many pulmonary diseases that affect the subpleural regions. This article reviews the current evidence regarding the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of viral lung infections. It describes the examination technique and the main ultrasonographic findings for different viruses that can affect the lungs.

Keywords:
Thoracic ultrasound
Viral infection
Pneumonia
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La ecografía ha demostrado ser una técnica útil en el estudio de múltiples patologías pulmonares que afectan a las regiones subpleurales. En el presente trabajo, revisaremos el conocimiento actual del papel de la ecografía en el diagnóstico y manejo de las infecciones víricas pulmonares. Se describirá el método de exploración de los pacientes y cuáles han sido los principales hallazgos ecográficos descritos en los diferentes virus que pueden afectar al pulmón.

Palabras clave:
Ecografía torácica
Infección vírica
Neumonía

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