radiological appearance of mycoplasma pneumonia
Last reviewed 01/2018
Chest radiology is highly variable:
- most frequent pattern is one of bronchial thickening with areas of interstitial infiltration and subsegmental atelectasis involving one of the lower lobes
- sometimes, there may be dramatic lower lobe shadowing in both lower lobes
Often, there is no correlation between radiologic appearance and the clinical state of the patient.