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A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
J Thorac Imaging. 2020 Jul; 35(4):W97-W101.JT

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To analyze the most common computed tomography (CT) findings of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus in younger patients (60 and younger) and older adults (older than 60).

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The chest CT images of 72 symptomatic patients with corona virus disease (COVID-19) were analyzed retrospectively, including 44 younger patients (47.5±8.7 y old) and 28 older patients (68.4±6.0 y old). CT findings including density (pure ground-glass opacities, ground-glass opacities with consolidation, consolidation), the number of lobes involved, lesion distribution, and the main accompanying signs were analyzed and compared.

RESULTS

Characteristic CT findings included the lobes of bilateral lung extensively involved, ground-glass opacity and ground-glass opacity with consolidation in the peripheral area, sometimes accompanied by interlobular septal thickening, and subpleural line and pleural thickening. Compared with the younger group, the proportion of extensive involvement of lung lobes was higher in the elderly group (71.4% vs. 36.4%, P=0.009), and subpleural line and pleural thickening were more likely to occur (50.0% vs. 25.0%, and 71.4% vs. 40.9%, P=0.030 and 0.011, respectively).

CONCLUSION

Elderly and younger patients with corona virus disease have some common CT features, but older patients are more likely to have extensive lung lobe involvement, and subpleural line and pleural thickening. These differentiated characteristics may be related to the progress and prognosis of the disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.Paul C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China.Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32235187

Citation

Zhu, Tingting, et al. "A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)." Journal of Thoracic Imaging, vol. 35, no. 4, 2020, pp. W97-W101.
Zhu T, Wang Y, Zhou S, et al. A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). J Thorac Imaging. 2020;35(4):W97-W101.
Zhu, T., Wang, Y., Zhou, S., Zhang, N., & Xia, L. (2020). A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 35(4), W97-W101. https://doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000513
Zhu T, et al. A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). J Thorac Imaging. 2020;35(4):W97-W101. PubMed PMID: 32235187.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). AU - Zhu,Tingting, AU - Wang,Yujin, AU - Zhou,Shuchang, AU - Zhang,Na, AU - Xia,Liming, PY - 2020/4/3/pubmed PY - 2020/7/7/medline PY - 2020/4/3/entrez SP - W97 EP - W101 JF - Journal of thoracic imaging JO - J Thorac Imaging VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To analyze the most common computed tomography (CT) findings of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus in younger patients (60 and younger) and older adults (older than 60). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chest CT images of 72 symptomatic patients with corona virus disease (COVID-19) were analyzed retrospectively, including 44 younger patients (47.5±8.7 y old) and 28 older patients (68.4±6.0 y old). CT findings including density (pure ground-glass opacities, ground-glass opacities with consolidation, consolidation), the number of lobes involved, lesion distribution, and the main accompanying signs were analyzed and compared. RESULTS: Characteristic CT findings included the lobes of bilateral lung extensively involved, ground-glass opacity and ground-glass opacity with consolidation in the peripheral area, sometimes accompanied by interlobular septal thickening, and subpleural line and pleural thickening. Compared with the younger group, the proportion of extensive involvement of lung lobes was higher in the elderly group (71.4% vs. 36.4%, P=0.009), and subpleural line and pleural thickening were more likely to occur (50.0% vs. 25.0%, and 71.4% vs. 40.9%, P=0.030 and 0.011, respectively). CONCLUSION: Elderly and younger patients with corona virus disease have some common CT features, but older patients are more likely to have extensive lung lobe involvement, and subpleural line and pleural thickening. These differentiated characteristics may be related to the progress and prognosis of the disease. SN - 1536-0237 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32235187/A_Comparative_Study_of_Chest_Computed_Tomography_Features_in_Young_and_Older_Adults_With_Corona_Virus_Disease__COVID_19__ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000513 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -