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Lung ultrasound in children with COVID-19

Tags: , , , , , | July 21st, 2020

Abstract The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading all around the world, affecting both adults and children. Recently, the clinical and radiographic characteristics of children infected have been described. Although lung ultrasound (LUS) is recognized as a valid imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of pneumonia in pediatric age, no data are currently available about LUS use in children with COVID-19. Considering the well-known advantages of point-of-care ultrasound, including the possibility of reducing the patient’s movement across the hospital department, we investigated LUS findings in children infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus.

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