Computed tomography (CT) intestinal alterations of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the imaging perspective: a case description

Posted On 2020-05-10 04:36:09

In December 2019, a series of pneumonia cases with unknown etiology emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China (1-3). They were later identified to be caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (4). On February 11, 2020, the disease of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus was officially named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). By now, the outbreak of COVID-19 has spread rapidly to more than 150 countries worldwide. Epidemiological analysis of COVID-19 revealed that most confirmed cases initially developed fever and dry cough at the onset of illness, while very few showing gastrointestinal symptoms (5). Hereby, we report the clinical features as well as chest and abdominal CT findings of a case of COVID-19 infection confirmed in Jiangjunshan Hospital of Guizhou Province (a designated branch of Guiyang Public Health Center in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, for new coronavirus pneumonia treatment).

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