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Reversed Halo Sign in Invasive Pulmonary Fungal Infections

Hisham Wahba, Mylene T. Truong, Xiudong Lei, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis and Edith M. Marom

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 11, pages 1733-1737
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/587991
Reversed Halo Sign in Invasive Pulmonary Fungal Infections

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Computed tomography scans of documented pulmonary mold infections were reviewed for the presence of the reversed halo sign, a focus of ground-glass attenuation surrounded by a solid ring. The reversed halo sign was an early sign, seen in ∼4% of patients with pulmonary mold infections, usually with zygomycosis.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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