Am J Perinatol 2018; 35(06): 527-529
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1637758
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The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Viral Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Nadya Yousef
1  Department of Pediatrics and Neonatal Critical Care, “A.Béclère” Medical Centre, South Paris University Hospitals, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
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Daniele De Luca
1  Department of Pediatrics and Neonatal Critical Care, “A.Béclère” Medical Centre, South Paris University Hospitals, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
2  Physiopathology and Therapeutic Innovation, INSERM Unit U999, South Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France
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Publication Date:
25 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

Despite being a bedside technique under rapid development and diffusion, lung ultrasound has not been often used in the management of viral low respiratory tract infections, although these infections represent a significant burden of care in neonatology and pediatrics. The aim of this article is to review the lung ultrasound findings and the evidence-based data available on this topic. Guidance on bedside imaging interpretation and future research direction are also discussed in this article.