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An: 2020, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 3
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CT FEATURES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PNEUMONIA IN PATIENTS WHO WERE ADMITTED TO CLINICAL HOSPITAL “PROF. N. OBLU”

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      Bianca Alexandra Spînu, Ştefania Hilohi - “Prof. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital Iaşi, Department of Radiology
      Roxana Mihaela Popescu - “Prof. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital Iaşi, Department of Radiology; University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Grigore T. Popa” Iaşi, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Departament of Surgery (Dentoalveolar and maxillofacial surgery)
      B. Dobrovăţ, Danisia Haba - “Prof. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital Iaşi, Department of Radiology; University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Grigore T. Popa” Iaşi, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Departament of Surgery (Dentoalveolar and maxillofacial surgery)
      CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CT FEATURES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PNEUMONIA IN PATIENTS WHO WERE ADMITTED TO CLINICAL HOSPITAL “PROF. N. OBLU” (Abstract): On March 11, 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) pronounce the presence of a pandemic with a new coronavirus,which was named 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).We retrospectively reviewed CT images and clinical and laboratory data of 18 patients with suspected COVID-19 infection and respiratory symptoms from April 8, 2020 to May 21, 2020. Of the 18 patients known or suspected of having COVID 19 infection, 11 (61,1%) were men and 7 (38,9%) were woman. Routine blood tests showed elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in 4 (80%) of them and 3 (40%) had leukocytosis. Three had diabetes, two had chronic kidney disease, five had a form of cancer, two had obesity,. Regarding the imaging aspects it was found that ground glass opacity present in 18/ 18 patients, the crazy-paving pattern was present in 9/ 18 (50%) patients. Consolidation was observed in 6/ 18 patients (33,3%) In conclusion, chest CT findings for patients who were admitted or were consulted to Clinical Hospital „Prof. N. Oblu”, Iasi, Romania with suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia showed that the disease has a mixed and diverse pattern, with both lung parenchyma and interstitium involved.
Key words: COVID 19, GROUND GLASS OPACITY, CRAZY PAVING
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