Bilateral massive pneumonia caused by human metapneumovirus mimicking
Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
AbstractHuman metapneumovirus can be detected in adult community-acquired
pneumonia. The chest image in this case was too massive to suspect human
metapneumovirus pneumonia and clinically indistinguishable from
Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. This case illustrates the difficulty of
diagnostic imaging and importance of molecular diagnosis to avoid
inappropriate use of antibiotics.