Clinical and CT features of early stage patients with COVID-19: a retrospective analysis of imported cases in Shanghai, China

Eur Respir J. 2020 Apr 30;55(4):2000407. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00407-2020. Print 2020 Apr.


COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China, and threatens public health. The clinical and CT features of early stage patients have not previously been characterised. This study aimed to explore the early stage clinical and CT signs.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • China
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnostic imaging*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Young Adult