Incidental Findings of COVID-19 Pneumonia in Chest CT scan of Trauma Patients; a Case Series

Keywords:
COVID-19, Incidental Findings, Multiple Trauma, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Bahman Rasuli, Department of Radiology, Shariati hospital, Tehran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Second author that Equally contributed with first author

Amir Reza Radmard, Department of Radiology, Shariati hospital, Tehran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

 First author that Equally contributed with second author

Sara Naybandi, Department of Radiology, Shariati hospital, Tehran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

third author

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Published
2020-05-28
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Aghaghazvini L, Rasuli B, Radmard AR, Naybandi S. Incidental Findings of COVID-19 Pneumonia in Chest CT scan of Trauma Patients; a Case Series. Adv J Emerg Med. 4(2s):e52.
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