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Chest radiographic features of human metapneumovirus infection in pediatric patients

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatric Radiology, August 2017
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Title
Chest radiographic features of human metapneumovirus infection in pediatric patients
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Pediatric Radiology, August 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00247-017-3943-5
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Melissa A. Hilmes, F. Daniel Dunnavant, Sudha P. Singh, Wendy D. Ellis, Daniel C. Payne, Yuwei Zhu, Marie R. Griffin, Kathryn M. Edwards, John V. Williams

Abstract

Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was identified in 2001 and is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in young children. The radiologic characteristics of laboratory-confirmed HMPV acute respiratory illness in young children have not been systematically assessed. We systematically evaluated the radiographic characteristics of acute respiratory illness associated with HMPV in a prospective cohort of pediatric patients. We included chest radiographs from children <5 years old with acute respiratory illness who were enrolled in the prospective New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) study from 2003 to 2009 and were diagnosed with HMPV by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Of 215 HMPV-positive subjects enrolled at our tertiary care children's hospital, 68 had chest radiographs obtained by the treating clinician that were available for review. Two fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists, independently and then in consensus, retrospectively evaluated these chest radiographs for their radiographic features. Parahilar opacities were the most commonly observed abnormality, occurring in 87% of children with HMPV. Hyperinflation also occurred frequently (69%). Atelectasis (40%) and consolidation (18%) appeared less frequently. Pleural effusion and pneumothorax were not seen on any radiographs. The clinical presentations of HMPV include bronchiolitis, croup and pneumonia. Dominant chest radiographic abnormalities include parahilar opacities and hyperinflation, with occasional consolidation. Recognition of the imaging patterns seen with common viral illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and HMPV might facilitate diagnosis and limit unnecessary antibiotic treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 25%
Student > Master 3 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 17%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 5 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 33%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Engineering 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,323,975
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#474
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#110,367
of 266,047 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatric Radiology
#28
of 58 outputs
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