COVID-19 Publications

Lung ultrasound and computed tomographic findings in pregnant woman with COVID‐19

Tags: , , , , , | April 15th, 2020

Abstract Imaging modalities play a crucial role in the management of suspected COVID‐19‐infected patients. Before reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT‐PCR) test results are positive, 60–93% of patients have positive chest computed tomographic (CT) findings consistent with COVID‐19 infection. We report a case of positive lung ultrasound findings consistent with COVID‐19 in a woman with an initial negative RT‐PCR result. The lung ultrasound‐imaging findings were present between the negative and subsequent positive RT‐PCR tests and correlated with CT findings. The point‐of‐care lung‐ultrasound examination was easy to perform and, as such, could play an important role in the triage of women with suspected COVID‐19. The neonatal swabs, cord blood, and placental swab RT‐PCR tests were negative for SARS‐CoV‐2, a finding consistent with the published literature suggesting no vertical transmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 in pregnant women.

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