HRCT Chest in Patient of COVID-19 Pneumonia at a Tertiary Care Hospital of Central Nepal
Keywords:COVID-19 pneumonia, consolidation, ground glass opacities, HRCT chest, lung
Background: COVID19 pneumonia is caused by novel corona virus. The HRCT chest is helpful in identification of COVID-19 Pneumonia. CT chest play a crucial role in assessing the pattern of manifestation and severity of lung involvement in COVID-19. The objective of this study is to described high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest findings in COVID-19 Pneumonia patients in college of medical sciences Bharatpur Nepal.
Method: A prospective, HRCT Chest findings were analaysed in 375 patients. Patients with high CORADS score and suspicious for COVID-19 pneumonia were further tested positive in PCR examination. The study was done for a year period of time
Result: A total 375 patients suspected for COVID-19 pneumonia in HRCT, 341 were PCR positive. The mean age affected by viral pneumonia was 51.9 (51-60 year group). The male were 240 and female were 135. Ground glass opacities is noted in 188 patients, followed by GGO and consolidation in 177, consolidations only in 7 and others findings chest findings in 3 patients.
Conclusion: HRCT chest can help in early detection of COVID-pneumonia. It can also asses the percentages of lung involvement and severity of disease that can guide physician.
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