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Bilateral massive pneumonia caused by human metapneumovirus mimicking Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
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  • Daijiro Nabeya,
  • Takeshi Kinjo,
  • Tomoo Kishaba,
  • Jiro Fujita
Daijiro Nabeya
University of the Ryukyus
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Takeshi Kinjo
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Tomoo Kishaba
Okinawa Kenritsu Chubu Byoin
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Jiro Fujita
Ryukyu Daigaku
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Abstract

Human 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.
12 May 2022Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
12 May 2022Assigned to Editor
12 May 2022Submission Checks Completed
13 May 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned