Computed Tomographic Imaging of 3 Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia With Negative Virus Real-time Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 28;71(15):850-852. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa207.


We reported computed tomographic (CT) imaging findings of 3 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia with initially negative results before CT examination and finally confirmed positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay.

Keywords: chest CT; covid-19 pneumonia; rt-PCR.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Patient Discharge
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed