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Table 4 Radiological findings in intensive care unit patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis or Aspergillus colonisation

From: Clinical relevance of Aspergillus isolation from respiratory tract samples in critically ill patients

Radiological finding Invasive aspergillosis (n = 83)a Aspergillus colonisation (n = 89)
Normalb 0 30
Diffuse reticular or alveolar opacities (ARDS like)b 12 (1) 4
Non-specific infiltrates and consolidation 42 (10) 49
Pleural fluid 0 5
Nodular lesionsb 25 (5) 1
Air-crescent sign 1 0
Halo sign 2 (1) 0
Cavitation 1 0
  1. aNumbers in parentheses indicate cases with definite invasive aspergillosis. bP value < 0.05 for differences between the groups. ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome.