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Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the Pandemic in Hot Spots

Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the... BRIEF/TECHNICAL REPORT ADULT BRAIN Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the Pandemic in Hot Spots R. Jain, M. Young, S. Dogra, H. Kennedy, V. Nguyen, and E. Raz ABSTRACT SUMMARY: During the height of the recent outbreak of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) in New York City, almost all the hospital emergency departments were inundated with patients with COVID-19, who presented with typical fever, cough, and dyspnea. A small number of patients also presented with either unrelated conditions (such as trauma) or other emergencies, and some of which are now known to be associated with COVID-19 (such as stroke). We report such a scenario in 17 patients who were admitted and investigated with CT spine imaging and CT angiography for nonpulmonary reasons (trauma¼ 13, stroke¼ 4). Their initial work-up did not suggest COVID-19 as a diagnosis but showed unsuspected/incidental lung findings, which led to further investigations and a diagnosis of COVID-19. uring the height of the recent outbreak of coronavirus 19 transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay of nasopharyngeal D(COVID-19) in New York City, one of the worst affected or oropharyngeal swab specimens. While reviewing these 473 regions in the United States, almost all hospital emergency patients, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the Pandemic in Hot Spots

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American Journal of Neuroradiology
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© 2020 by American Journal of Neuroradiology
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0195-6108
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1936-959X
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A6608
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Abstract

BRIEF/TECHNICAL REPORT ADULT BRAIN Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the Pandemic in Hot Spots R. Jain, M. Young, S. Dogra, H. Kennedy, V. Nguyen, and E. Raz ABSTRACT SUMMARY: During the height of the recent outbreak of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) in New York City, almost all the hospital emergency departments were inundated with patients with COVID-19, who presented with typical fever, cough, and dyspnea. A small number of patients also presented with either unrelated conditions (such as trauma) or other emergencies, and some of which are now known to be associated with COVID-19 (such as stroke). We report such a scenario in 17 patients who were admitted and investigated with CT spine imaging and CT angiography for nonpulmonary reasons (trauma¼ 13, stroke¼ 4). Their initial work-up did not suggest COVID-19 as a diagnosis but showed unsuspected/incidental lung findings, which led to further investigations and a diagnosis of COVID-19. uring the height of the recent outbreak of coronavirus 19 transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay of nasopharyngeal D(COVID-19) in New York City, one of the worst affected or oropharyngeal swab specimens. While reviewing these 473 regions in the United States, almost all hospital emergency patients,

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American Journal of NeuroradiologyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology

Published: Jul 1, 2020

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