Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in early December 2019 in China, as an acute lower respiratory tract infection and spread rapidly worldwide being declared a pandemic in March 2020. Chest-computed tomography (CT) has been utilized in different clinical settings of COVID-19 patients; however, COVID-19 imaging appearance is highly variable and nonspecific. Indeed, many pulmonary infections and non-infectious diseases can show similar CT findings and mimic COVID-19 pneumonia. In this review, we discuss clinical conditions that share a similar imaging appearance with COVID-19 pneumonia, in order to identify imaging and clinical characteristics useful in the differential diagnosis.

Chest-CT mimics of COVID-19 pneumonia—a review article / E. Carlicchi, P. Gemma, A. Poerio, A. Caminati, A. Vanzulli, M. Zompatori. - In: EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 1070-3004. - 28:3(2021 Jun), pp. 507-518. [10.1007/s10140-021-01919-0]

Chest-CT mimics of COVID-19 pneumonia—a review article

E. Carlicchi
Primo
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P. Gemma
Secondo
;
A. Vanzulli
Penultimo
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2021

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in early December 2019 in China, as an acute lower respiratory tract infection and spread rapidly worldwide being declared a pandemic in March 2020. Chest-computed tomography (CT) has been utilized in different clinical settings of COVID-19 patients; however, COVID-19 imaging appearance is highly variable and nonspecific. Indeed, many pulmonary infections and non-infectious diseases can show similar CT findings and mimic COVID-19 pneumonia. In this review, we discuss clinical conditions that share a similar imaging appearance with COVID-19 pneumonia, in order to identify imaging and clinical characteristics useful in the differential diagnosis.
COVID-19 pneumonia; Chest HRCT; Differential diagnosis;
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
1-mar-2021
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