Utility of CT Scan in Patients With Initial Negative PCR for SARS-CoV2: A Report of Three Cases

Infection. 2020 Jun 24;1-4. doi: 10.1007/s15010-020-01467-8. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

PCR-based viral RNA to confirm the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection has a sensitivity of around 70%. We report three cases of patients with negative initial PCR and CT scan lesions that led us to suspect COVID-19, but which one(s) are really COVID-19?

Keywords: COVID-19; CT scan; Coronavirus; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; SARS-CoV2.