CT Scan Finding Characteristics of Confirmed Covid-19 Patients Based on Clinical Symptom Onset Patterns

Authors

  • Dewi Roziqo
  • Anita Widyoningroem
  • Prijambodo
  • Rosy Setiawati

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17478

Keywords:

COVID-19, chest CT scan, clinical symptom onset patterns

Abstract

Chest computed tomography (CT) scan is one of the main modalities to detect COVID-19 infection.
Several CT scan findings are the hallmark to rapidly detect suspected COVID-19 infection, therefore
timely treatment could be administered. This study aims to describe chest CT scan findings of confirmed
COVID-19 patients based on clinical symptom onset patterns.
This study is a descriptive study with a retrospective design in confirmed COVID-19 patients. Data
regarding characteristics of chest CT scan findings and the patient’s history including clinical symptoms
onset were collected.
There were 123 subjects in this study. The study data were categorized into modified clinical symptom
onset patterns which were early, progressive, peak, absorption, and advanced phases. Most of male
(57%) and female (43%) patients that were admitted to the hospital were in absorption phase of the
disease with fever, cough, and dyspnea as the most prevalent symptoms. Chest CT scan findings of
absorption phase included GGO (ground glass opacity) in 28 patients (76%), crazy paving pattern in
18 patients (49%), consolidation in 22 patients (59%), and fibrosis in 31 patients (84%). Chest CT scan
findings of confirmed COVID-19 patients vary depending on the phase of the disease. Risk factors and
secondary bacterial infection may contribute to long-term persistence of symptoms.

Author Biographies

Dewi Roziqo

Resident,Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya,Indonesia

Anita Widyoningroem

Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Prijambodo

Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya,Indonesia

Rosy Setiawati

Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Dewi Roziqo, Anita Widyoningroem, Prijambodo, & Rosy Setiawati. (2021). CT Scan Finding Characteristics of Confirmed Covid-19 Patients Based on Clinical Symptom Onset Patterns. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 343–351. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17478