Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: A case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak

D. Buonsenso, A. Piano, F. Raffaelli, N. Bonadia, K. de Gaetano Donati, F. Franceschi

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Abstract

– An outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease-19 (nCoV-19) infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and now involved the whole word. Several health workers have been infected in different countries. We report the case of a young man with documented nCoV-19 infection evaluated with lung ultrasound and discuss potential applications of lung ultrasound in this setting. Lung ultrasound allowed the identification of nCoV-19 infection at bed-side. Moreover, lung ultrasound can have several other advantages, such as reduced health worker exposition to infected patients, repeatability during follow-up, low-costs and easier application in low-resource settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2776-2780
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Covid19
  • Lung ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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