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Computed tomography findings in a case of coronavirus disease 2019.
Yang, Bin; Wang, Libin; Xu, Guanghai; Duan, Wenshuai; Zhang, Feng; Cui, Chunmao; Wang, Zhijun; Du, Wei; Wu, Xinhua.
  • Yang B; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Wang L; Department of Radiology, Yunlong County People's Hospital, Dali, Yunnan 672700, China.
  • Xu G; Department of Oncology, People's Hospital of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Chuxiong, Yunnan 675000, China.
  • Duan W; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Zhang F; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Cui C; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Wang Z; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Du W; Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
  • Wu X; Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali, Yunnan 671000, China.
Radiol Infect Dis ; 7(2): 81-83, 2020 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-232724
Semantic information from SemMedBD (by NLM)
1. Pneumonia COEXISTS_WITH COVID-19
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Pneumonia
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COEXISTS_WITH
Object
COVID-19
2. 2019 novel coronavirus CAUSES COVID-19
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2019 novel coronavirus
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CAUSES
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COVID-19
3. Quarantine COEXISTS_WITH Evaluation
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Quarantine
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COEXISTS_WITH
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Evaluation
4. Chest CT DIAGNOSES Ground Glass Opacity
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Chest CT
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DIAGNOSES
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Ground Glass Opacity
5. Lung LOCATION_OF Ground Glass Opacity
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Lung
Predicate
LOCATION_OF
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Ground Glass Opacity
6. Nucleic Acids PART_OF 2019 novel coronavirus
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Nucleic Acids
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2019 novel coronavirus
7. Chest CT DIAGNOSES COVID-19
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Chest CT
Predicate
DIAGNOSES
Object
COVID-19
8. Pneumonia COEXISTS_WITH COVID-19
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Pneumonia
Predicate
COEXISTS_WITH
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COVID-19
9. 2019 novel coronavirus CAUSES COVID-19
Subject
2019 novel coronavirus
Predicate
CAUSES
Object
COVID-19
10. Quarantine COEXISTS_WITH Evaluation
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Quarantine
Predicate
COEXISTS_WITH
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Evaluation
11. Chest CT DIAGNOSES Ground Glass Opacity
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Chest CT
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DIAGNOSES
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Ground Glass Opacity
12. Lung LOCATION_OF Ground Glass Opacity
Subject
Lung
Predicate
LOCATION_OF
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Ground Glass Opacity
13. Nucleic Acids PART_OF 2019 novel coronavirus
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Nucleic Acids
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PART_OF
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2019 novel coronavirus
14. Chest CT DIAGNOSES COVID-19
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Chest CT
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DIAGNOSES
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COVID-19
ABSTRACT
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is mainly characterized by pulmonary inflammation. The preferred imaging modality is chest computed tomography (CT) which plays an important role in early diagnosis, quarantine, and treatment as well as in the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. We report the imaging data from a confirmed case of COVID-19 admitted to our hospital. Our aims are to improve understanding of this disease and to facilitate early diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. A 70-year-old woman living in the epidemic area presented with a 2-day history of intermittent fever. Chest CT revealed multiple ground glass opacities in both lungs, mainly distributed subpleurally and in the middle and lateral lung fields, particularly in the right lung, where they had partially fused into patches. Local interlobular septal thickening was also observed. Throat swabs were positive for the SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, which confirmed the diagnosis of COVID-19. Chest CT plays a key role in the diagnosis of COVID-19, providing an accurate diagnosis and is a sensitive technique for evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. It has the advantages of promptness, convenience, and high efficiency.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Diagnostic study / Screening study Language: English Journal: Radiol Infect Dis Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.jrid.2020.05.002

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Diagnostic study / Screening study Language: English Journal: Radiol Infect Dis Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.jrid.2020.05.002