Clinical profile and CT-chest patterns of 56 patients with Covid-19 pneu-monia
العلامات السريرية و انماط الأشعة المقطعية الصدرية ل 56 مريض بذات الرئة الناتجة عن كوفيد -19
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic was announced, the concern of radiologists and physicians regarding its diagnosis has been profoundly raised.
The primary reference for con-firming COVID-19 pneumonia relies on reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, where the subject of availability, false negative-rates, practice dependency, and time-consumption, made computed tomography (CT) more superior in Covid-19 pneumonia diagnosis, which was the situation in Al-Baida-city\Libya.
The first local case in Al-Baida-city was reported on 30 July 2020, followed by a dramatic surge in the number of cas-es, which necessitated the recognition of main clinical features and CT-patterns of COVID-19 to facilitate rapid diagnosis.
The aim of study: Describe the clinical features and the CT-chest patterns of COVID-19 pneumonia among the studied population.
A descriptive case series study was conducted in the central hospital of Al-Baida city /Libya from 11 August to 21 Sep-tember 2020, which involved 56 patients (31 females and 25 males).
Patients’ ages ranged from 28-88 years (62.79± 11.3).
Non-contrast CT-chest was performed on all patients.
The main patients’ complaints were fever 94.6%, dyspnea 89.3%, and cough 85.7%.
The most common CT pattern among the studied cases was ground-glass opacities found in 100% of patients, followed by vascular thickening 88%, consolidative lesion 71.4%, crazy-paving pat-tern 57%, vacuolar sign 57.1%, architecture distortion 40%, halo sign 34%, reverse halo sign 34.5%, and traction-bronchiectasis 16% of the studied cases.
Finally, recognition of CT-chest patterns of Covid-19 pneumonia plays a significant role in early detection, and therefore isolation and management of the disease.
The findings of this study can be used as a baseline for further research in the future.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Ibrahim, Ula Abd al-Rahman& al-Hain, Inas Mustafa& Muhammad, Walid al-Mabruk Said& Salih, Widyan Mustafa Abd al-Sadiq. 2020. Clinical profile and CT-chest patterns of 56 patients with Covid-19 pneu-monia. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences،Vol. 35, no. 4, pp.304-312.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Ibrahim, Ula Abd al-Rahman…[et al.]. Clinical profile and CT-chest patterns of 56 patients with Covid-19 pneu-monia. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences Vol. 35, no. 4 (2020), pp.304-312.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Ibrahim, Ula Abd al-Rahman& al-Hain, Inas Mustafa& Muhammad, Walid al-Mabruk Said& Salih, Widyan Mustafa Abd al-Sadiq. Clinical profile and CT-chest patterns of 56 patients with Covid-19 pneu-monia. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 4, pp.304-312.
Includes bibliographical references : p. 309-311
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