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Chest ; 160(2): 652-670, 2021 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1491830

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating medical and economic consequences globally. The severity of COVID-19 is related, in a large measure, to the extent of pulmonary involvement. The role of chest CT imaging in the management of patients with COVID-19 has evolved since the onset of the pandemic. Specifically, the description of CT scan findings, use of chest CT imaging in various acute and subacute settings, and its usefulness in predicting chronic disease have been defined better. We performed a review of published data on CT scans in patients with COVID-19. A summary of the range of imaging findings, from typical to less common abnormalities, is provided. Familiarity with these findings may facilitate the diagnosis and management of this disease. A comparison of sensitivity and specificity of chest CT imaging with reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing highlights the potential role of CT imaging in difficult-to-diagnose cases of COVID-19. The usefulness of CT imaging to assess prognosis, to guide management, and to identify acute pulmonary complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection is highlighted. Beyond the acute stage, it is important for clinicians to recognize pulmonary parenchymal abnormalities, progressive fibrotic lung disease, and vascular changes that may be responsible for persistent respiratory symptoms. A large collection of multi-institutional images were included to elucidate the CT scan findings described.


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COVID-19/diagnostic imaging , Thorax/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/therapy , Humans , Prognosis , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Cureus ; 13(10): e18427, 2021 Oct.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1478436

ABSTRACT

We describe an interesting rare case of a 61-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital for exertional dyspnea, non-productive cough, and generalized weakness of six months duration. Her computed tomography was significant for ground-glass opacities combined with bibasilar consolidations and numerous pulmonary cysts. There can be a significant overlap in imaging findings of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lung disease and interstitial lung disease from autoimmune diseases. We review in extensive detail the differential diagnosis for these imaging findings from a pulmonologist's perspective and discuss investigations required for further workup. Our patient underwent transbronchial biopsy and was eventually diagnosed with lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia with Sjogren predominant mixed connective tissue disease. We also review in detail the current literature and prognosis for this interesting disease.

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Chest ; 160(2): 652-670, 2021 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1220803

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating medical and economic consequences globally. The severity of COVID-19 is related, in a large measure, to the extent of pulmonary involvement. The role of chest CT imaging in the management of patients with COVID-19 has evolved since the onset of the pandemic. Specifically, the description of CT scan findings, use of chest CT imaging in various acute and subacute settings, and its usefulness in predicting chronic disease have been defined better. We performed a review of published data on CT scans in patients with COVID-19. A summary of the range of imaging findings, from typical to less common abnormalities, is provided. Familiarity with these findings may facilitate the diagnosis and management of this disease. A comparison of sensitivity and specificity of chest CT imaging with reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing highlights the potential role of CT imaging in difficult-to-diagnose cases of COVID-19. The usefulness of CT imaging to assess prognosis, to guide management, and to identify acute pulmonary complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection is highlighted. Beyond the acute stage, it is important for clinicians to recognize pulmonary parenchymal abnormalities, progressive fibrotic lung disease, and vascular changes that may be responsible for persistent respiratory symptoms. A large collection of multi-institutional images were included to elucidate the CT scan findings described.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/diagnostic imaging , Thorax/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/therapy , Humans , Prognosis , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Journal of Gynecologic Surgery ; : gyn.2020.0134-gyn.2020.0134, 2020.
Article in English | Mary Ann Liebert | ID: covidwho-948560
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