Lung Ultrasound (LUS) in COVID-19 Pneumonia: Usefulness in Two Atypical Cases
KeywordsLung ultrasound, LUS, Coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, high-resolution computed tomography, HRCT, nasopharyngeal swab, NS, pneumonia
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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