We describe the case of a 8 year-old child with acute respiratory distress sindrome (ARDS) during H1N1 swine flu. Lung ultrasound performed at the time of admission showed a typical ARDS ultrasound pattern, with multiple sonographic signs of interstitial oedema (also known as B-lines or ultrasound lung comets), and diffuse bilateral sub-pleural lung consolidations. After five days of anti-viral therapy, lung ultrasound showed a reduction of the dimension of consolidations, not clearly visible at chest X-ray, helping in the management of the patient.

Lung ultrasound imaging of H1N1 influenza

FORFORI, FRANCESCO;GIUNTA, FRANCESCO;
2012

Abstract

We describe the case of a 8 year-old child with acute respiratory distress sindrome (ARDS) during H1N1 swine flu. Lung ultrasound performed at the time of admission showed a typical ARDS ultrasound pattern, with multiple sonographic signs of interstitial oedema (also known as B-lines or ultrasound lung comets), and diffuse bilateral sub-pleural lung consolidations. After five days of anti-viral therapy, lung ultrasound showed a reduction of the dimension of consolidations, not clearly visible at chest X-ray, helping in the management of the patient.
Gargani, L; Forfori, Francesco; Giunta, Francesco; Picano, E.
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