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Journal of Radiological Review 2020 May-June;7(3):196-207

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.20.00022-4

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

COVID-19: a review of the literature and the experience of INMI Lazzaro Spallanzani two months after the epidemic outbreak

Elisa PIANURA, Federica DI STEFANO, Massimo CRISTOFARO, Ada PETRONE, Fabrizio ALBARELLO, Nicoletta FUSCO, Paolo CAMPIONI, Vincenzo SCHININÀ

Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy


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COVID-19 disease often presents as an acute respiratory syndrome with a very varied and still nonspecific radiological signs. The characteristic radiological signs begin to be known and codified and include the ground glass opacities in the initial phase of the disease, which are complicated by the thickening of the inter lobar and intra lobular septa with a “crazy paving” paintings, the appearance of areas of parenchymal consolidation up to full-blown acute respiratory distress syndrome states. The purpose of this paper is to review the international literature and the analysis of the first 70 patients studied at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome.


KEY WORDS: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Thoracic radiography; X-ray computed tomography

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