Initial CT scanning in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the peruvian central air force hospital: a case series

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Tomography, Signs and symptoms

Abstract

We present nine cases of COVID-19 patients that developed pneumonia caused by SARSCov-2 who were seen in the Peruvian Central Air Force Hospital and showed different clinical features, risk factors, and outcomes. Findings of their thorax CT scans are described using a tomographic score that was applied on admission. Points assigned were based on the percentage of involvement on each pulmonary lobe and this allowed us to determine a clinical diagnosis of pneumonia according to its severity, even before having positive results in molecular and serological tests for some of these patients.

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Published
2020-10-07
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Cáceres-Bernaola U, Becerra-Nuñez C, Mendívil-Tuchía de Tai S, Ravelo-Hernandez J, Quispe-Ayuque E. Initial CT scanning in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the peruvian central air force hospital: a case series. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2020Oct.7 [cited 2020Oct.25];37(3). Available from: http://www.amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/1010
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CASE REPORTS