2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia complications: the importance of lung ultrasound

Letizia Consoli, Vittorio Bendotti, Sara Cicchinelli, Federico Gaioni, Paola Prandolini, Monica Bettonagli, Paolo Terragnoli

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In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) was first reported in Wuhan, China, and rapidly spread around the world, leading to an international emerging public health emergency. As reported from Chinese experiences, approximately 20% of patients had a severe course, requiring intensive care, with an overall case fatality rate of 2.3%. In diagnosis, chest computed tomography most commonly showed ground-glass opacity with or without consolidative patterns. Herein, we report a case of a patient affected by COVID-19 pneumonia referred in the emergency department of our institution on April 4, 2020, with peculiar lung ultrasound findings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Covid-19
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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