Recent evidence indicates the usefulness of lung ultrasound (LUS) in detecting coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pneumonia. However, no data are available on the use of LUS in children with COVID-19 pneumonia. In this report, we describe LUS features of 10 consecutively admitted children with COVID-19 in two tertiary-level pediatric hospitals in Rome. LUS revealed signs of lung involvement during COVID-19 infection. In particular, vertical artifacts (70%), pleural irregularities (60%), areas of white lung (10%) and subpleural consolidations (10%) were the main findings in patients with COVID-19. No cases of pleural effusions were found. According to our experience, the routine use of LUS in the evaluation of children with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, when performed by clinicians with documented experience in LUS, was useful in diagnosing and monitoring pediatric COVID-19 pneumonia, reducing unnecessary radiation/sedation in children and exposure of health care workers to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Musolino, A. M., Supino, M. C., Buonsenso, D., Ferro, V., Valentini, P., Magistrelli, A., Lombardi, M. H., Romani, L., D'argenio, P., Campana, A., Lung Ultrasound in Children with COVID-19: Preliminary Findings, <<ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY>>, 2020; 46 (8): 2094-2098. [doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.04.026]

Lung Ultrasound in Children with COVID-19: Preliminary Findings

Buonsenso, Danilo;Valentini, Piero;
2020

Abstract

Recent evidence indicates the usefulness of lung ultrasound (LUS) in detecting coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pneumonia. However, no data are available on the use of LUS in children with COVID-19 pneumonia. In this report, we describe LUS features of 10 consecutively admitted children with COVID-19 in two tertiary-level pediatric hospitals in Rome. LUS revealed signs of lung involvement during COVID-19 infection. In particular, vertical artifacts (70%), pleural irregularities (60%), areas of white lung (10%) and subpleural consolidations (10%) were the main findings in patients with COVID-19. No cases of pleural effusions were found. According to our experience, the routine use of LUS in the evaluation of children with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, when performed by clinicians with documented experience in LUS, was useful in diagnosing and monitoring pediatric COVID-19 pneumonia, reducing unnecessary radiation/sedation in children and exposure of health care workers to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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Musolino, A. M., Supino, M. C., Buonsenso, D., Ferro, V., Valentini, P., Magistrelli, A., Lombardi, M. H., Romani, L., D'argenio, P., Campana, A., Lung Ultrasound in Children with COVID-19: Preliminary Findings, <<ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY>>, 2020; 46 (8): 2094-2098. [doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.04.026]
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