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In this case study, the authors highlight the evolution of lung ultrasound findings in a 20-year-old man with COVID-19. The authors offer a helpful scoring system for 12-zone lung ultrasound to quantify the severity of disease.
This is a helpful paper that highlights the utility of lung ultrasound as a diagnostic modality for COVID-19 patients. This paper, along with a few recent publications, underscores the expanding role of lung ultrasound evaluation in COVID-19 patients not admitted to the hospital and potentially even in self-monitoring at home.
– Morgan Soffler, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed forward the used of lung ultrasound (LUS) in intensive care units (ICU) around the world. As the use of chest X-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scan is reduced due to risks of transmission, LUS could play a central role as a diagnostic and monitoring tool of lung involvement in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. We present here an example of the echographic evolution of one of our patients hospitalized in the ICU during the outbreak.