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A retrospective study of the initial 25 COVID-19 patients in Luoyang, China.
Jpn J Radiol. 2020 Jul; 38(7):683-690.JJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To summarize the chest CT imaging and clinical features of the initial COVID-19 patients and provide a clinical diagnostic method that is more effective and can be performed earlier.

METHODS

This retrospective study investigated the clinical, laboratory and imaging information of 25 patients in the Luoyang area. There were 15 (60%) male and 10 (40%) female patients ranging from 24 to 88 years old (52 ± 19.30). Data were analyzed by Microsoft Excel and are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation or percentage.

RESULTS

Thirteen (52%) patients had been in Wuhan or were in contact with people who had been in Wuhan, and ten (40%) patients were infected by their families or colleagues. The median time from initial symptoms to diagnosis was 7 days. Ninety-two percent of patients had respiratory symptoms, and 8% of them had digestive symptoms. Fever (92%), cough (60%) and fatigue (56%) were the most common symptoms. Most patients had a normal or reduced WBC (96%), reduced lymphocyte count (60%), increased CRP (48%) and increased ESR (44%). Ground glass opacity (GGO) was the typical radiological finding on chest CT.

CONCLUSION

Characteristic chest CT imaging features could appear earlier than the viral nucleic acid assay results.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Clinical Medicine, Medical College of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, 471003, China.State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Sino-French Hoffmann Institute, School of Basic Medical Science, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 511436, China.Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Clinical Medicine, Medical College of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, 471003, China. 15838815301@163.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32458125

Citation

Duan, Xiaopei, et al. "A Retrospective Study of the Initial 25 COVID-19 Patients in Luoyang, China." Japanese Journal of Radiology, vol. 38, no. 7, 2020, pp. 683-690.
Duan X, Guo X, Qiang J. A retrospective study of the initial 25 COVID-19 patients in Luoyang, China. Jpn J Radiol. 2020;38(7):683-690.
Duan, X., Guo, X., & Qiang, J. (2020). A retrospective study of the initial 25 COVID-19 patients in Luoyang, China. Japanese Journal of Radiology, 38(7), 683-690. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11604-020-00988-4
Duan X, Guo X, Qiang J. A Retrospective Study of the Initial 25 COVID-19 Patients in Luoyang, China. Jpn J Radiol. 2020;38(7):683-690. PubMed PMID: 32458125.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A retrospective study of the initial 25 COVID-19 patients in Luoyang, China. AU - Duan,Xiaopei, AU - Guo,Xinyu, AU - Qiang,Jun, Y1 - 2020/05/26/ PY - 2020/02/23/received PY - 2020/04/29/accepted PY - 2020/5/28/pubmed PY - 2020/7/14/medline PY - 2020/5/28/entrez KW - COVID-19 pneumonia KW - CT KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 683 EP - 690 JF - Japanese journal of radiology JO - Jpn J Radiol VL - 38 IS - 7 N2 - PURPOSE: To summarize the chest CT imaging and clinical features of the initial COVID-19 patients and provide a clinical diagnostic method that is more effective and can be performed earlier. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated the clinical, laboratory and imaging information of 25 patients in the Luoyang area. There were 15 (60%) male and 10 (40%) female patients ranging from 24 to 88 years old (52 ± 19.30). Data were analyzed by Microsoft Excel and are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation or percentage. RESULTS: Thirteen (52%) patients had been in Wuhan or were in contact with people who had been in Wuhan, and ten (40%) patients were infected by their families or colleagues. The median time from initial symptoms to diagnosis was 7 days. Ninety-two percent of patients had respiratory symptoms, and 8% of them had digestive symptoms. Fever (92%), cough (60%) and fatigue (56%) were the most common symptoms. Most patients had a normal or reduced WBC (96%), reduced lymphocyte count (60%), increased CRP (48%) and increased ESR (44%). Ground glass opacity (GGO) was the typical radiological finding on chest CT. CONCLUSION: Characteristic chest CT imaging features could appear earlier than the viral nucleic acid assay results. SN - 1867-108X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32458125/A_retrospective_study_of_the_initial_25_COVID_19_patients_in_Luoyang_China_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11604-020-00988-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -