Parainfluenza virus type 3 pneumonia in bone marrow transplant recipients: multiple small nodules in high- resolution lung computed tomography scans provide a radiological clue to diagnosis.

Research paper by Patricia E PE Ferguson, Tania C TC Sorrell, Kenneth K Bradstock, Peter P Carr, Nicole M NM Gilroy

Indexed on: 19 Feb '09Published on: 19 Feb '09Published in: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America


We report the findings of high-resolution chest computed tomography of 6 hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with parainfluenza virus type 3 pneumonia who were not infected with any other pathogens. All patients had multiple small nodules (diameter, !5 mm) without cavitation ina peribronchial distribution. Changes preceded microbiological diagnosis in 4 of 6 cases.