Document Detail

The "reversed halo" sign in pneumonococcal pneumonia: a review with a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20556929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The "reversed halo" sign (RHS) is a distinct radiological sign representing a focal rounded area of ground-glass opacity surrounded by a more or less complete ring of consolidation. Initially, it was reported in two cases of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and was considered to be relatively specific of the disease. Since then, it has been reported in a wide variety of clinical entities, thus reducing its specificity. We describe the reversed halo sign in a case of pneumonococcal pneumonia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in English literature. The presence of the "reversed halo" sign during the resolution phase of pneumonococcal pneumonia has serious implications. First, it further reduces its specificity. Second, it opens new areas of research regarding its significance in cases of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia.
V Tzilas; A Bastas; A Provata; A Koti; V Tzouda; G Tsoukalas
Related Documents :
18190309 - Epidemiology of severe pneumonia caused by legionella longbeachae, mycoplasma pneumonia...
15226859 - Pericarditis caused by beta-lactamase-producing haemophilus influenzae: report of two c...
23243539 - Hemangioma of the tympanic membrane: a case and a review of the literature.
8838179 - Central nervous system abscesses due to coccidioides species.
17577829 - Direct detection of clostridium sordellii in pleural fluid of a patient with pneumonic ...
642669 - Hearing loss as a sequela of meningitis.
2147699 - Papular-purpuric "gloves and socks" syndrome.
23960319 - Gluteal flap for omphalocele repair in a case of epigastric heteropagus: a novel approa...
12049829 - Carhart's notch: a finding in otitis media with effusion.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European review for medical and pharmacological sciences     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1128-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-18     Completed Date:  2010-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717360     Medline TA:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
4th Respiratory Medicine Department, Athens Chest Disease Hospital, Sotiria, Greece.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia / radiography*
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / radiography*
Sensitivity and Specificity

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The combination latanoprost-timolol versus twice daily 0.50% timolol administration either associate...
Next Document:  Influenza A H1N1 and severe asthma exacerbation.