Incidental Findings of COVID-19 Pneumonia in Chest CT scan of Trauma Patients; a Case Series
Introduction: COVID-19 is an infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a strain of coronavirus. The first cases were reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, later was officially recognized as a pandemic on March 11th, 2020. Case presentation: Here we report five trauma cases admitted to our hospital, not for COVID-19 related symptoms, but chest computed tomography (CT) scan findings were suspicious of COVID-19 infection. Real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays for COVID-19 were reported as positive in these cases. Conclusion: COVID-19 usually manifests with mild respiratory and constitutional symptoms, even some cases are asymptomatic.
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