Lung Ultrasound (LUS) in COVID-19 Pneumonia: Usefulness in Two Atypical Cases

  • Vincenza Giugno Ultrasound Centre, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  • Giulia Di Marzio Ultrasound Centre, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  • Andrea Domanico Ultrasound Centre, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  • Esterita Accogli Ultrasound Centre, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Keywords

Lung ultrasound, LUS, Coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, high-resolution computed tomography, HRCT, nasopharyngeal swab, NS, pneumonia

Abstract

Clinical experience and scientific articles have shown that patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can be paucisymptomatic or asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. In this paper, we will discuss two paucisymptomatic patients with blood tests suggestive for SARS-CoV-2 infection but with repeated negative nasopharyngeal swabs and without typical features of COVID-19 pneumonia on chest high-resolution computed tomography. In these cases, lung ultrasound helped to raise clinical suspicion of COVID-19 pneumonia and facilitate diagnosis.

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  • Published: 2020-06-26

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    How to cite:
    Giugno, V., Di Marzio, G., Domanico, A., & Accogli, E. (2020). Lung Ultrasound (LUS) in COVID-19 Pneumonia: Usefulness in Two Atypical Cases. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001800