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Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Findings in Novel Coronavirus disease-19 Pnemoniae: A Case Report and Potential Applications During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Findings in Novel Coronavirus disease-19 Pnemoniae: A Case Report and Potential Applications During COVID-19 Outbreak

D Buonsenso et al. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci.

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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