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. 2020 Jun;55(6):835-837.
doi: 10.1002/uog.22034. Epub 2020 May 5.

Lung Ultrasound and Computed Tomographic Findings in Pregnant Woman With COVID-19

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Lung Ultrasound and Computed Tomographic Findings in Pregnant Woman With COVID-19

E Kalafat et al. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. .


Imaging modalities play a crucial role in the management of suspected COVID-19 patients. Before reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results are positive, 60-93% of patients have positive chest computed tomographic (CT) findings consistent with COVID-19. We report a case of positive lung ultrasound findings consistent with COVID-19 in a woman with an initially negative RT-PCR result. The lung ultrasound-imaging findings were present between the negative and subsequent positive RT-PCR tests and correlated with CT findings. The point-of-care lung-ultrasound examination was easy to perform and, as such, could play an important role in the triage of women with suspected COVID-19. The neonatal swabs, cord blood and placental swab RT-PCR tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2, a finding consistent with the published literature suggesting no vertical transmission of this virus in pregnant women. Copyright © 2020 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; consolidations; lung; pneumonia; pregnancy; tomography; ultrasound.

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