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.

Buonsenso, D., Piano, A., Raffaelli, F., Bonadia, N., De Gaetano Donati, K., Franceschi, F., Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak, <<EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES>>, 2020; 2020 (Vol. 24 - N. 5): 2776-2780. [doi:10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/152200]

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

Buonsenso, D.
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Piano, A.;Raffaelli, F.;De Gaetano Donati, K.;Franceschi, F.
Writing – Review & Editing
2020

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.
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Buonsenso, D., Piano, A., Raffaelli, F., Bonadia, N., De Gaetano Donati, K., Franceschi, F., Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak, <<EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES>>, 2020; 2020 (Vol. 24 - N. 5): 2776-2780. [doi:10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/152200]
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