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Mimickers of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on chest CT: spectrum of CT and clinical features.
Elmokadem, Ali H; Batouty, Nihal M; Bayoumi, Dalia; Gadelhak, Basma N; Abdel-Wahab, Rihame M; Zaky, Mona; Abo-Hedibah, Sherif A; Ehab, Ahmed; El-Morsy, Ahmed.
  • Elmokadem AH; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt. mokadem83@yahoo.com.
  • Batouty NM; Department of Radiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Al Farwaniyah , Kuwait. mokadem83@yahoo.com.
  • Bayoumi D; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt.
  • Gadelhak BN; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt.
  • Abdel-Wahab RM; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt.
  • Zaky M; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt.
  • Abo-Hedibah SA; Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria St., Mansoura, 35516, Egypt.
  • Ehab A; Department of Radiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Al Farwaniyah , Kuwait.
  • El-Morsy A; Department of Radiology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Insights Imaging ; 12(1): 12, 2021 Feb 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1060960
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1. SARS coronavirus CAUSES Infectious Lung Disorder
Subject
SARS coronavirus
Predicate
CAUSES
Object
Infectious Lung Disorder
2. SARS coronavirus CAUSES Infectious Lung Disorder
Subject
SARS coronavirus
Predicate
CAUSES
Object
Infectious Lung Disorder
ABSTRACT
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a recently emerged pulmonary infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It started in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and led to a highly contagious disease. Since then COVID-19 continues to spread, causing exponential morbidity and mortality and threatening economies worldwide. While the primary diagnostic test for COVID-19 is the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, chest CT has proven to be a diagnostic tool of high sensitivity. A variety of conditions demonstrates CT features that are difficult to differentiate from COVID-19 rendering CT to be of low specificity. Radiologists and physicians should be aware of imaging patterns of these conditions to prevent an erroneous diagnosis that could adversely influence management and patients' outcome. Our purpose is to provide a practical review of the conditions that mimic COVID-19. A brief description of the forementioned clinical conditions with their CT features will be included.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Journal: Insights Imaging Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S13244-020-00956-6

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Journal: Insights Imaging Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S13244-020-00956-6