Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Publication Title

Case reports in emergency medicine

ISSN

2090-648X

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine; USF-LVHN SELECT Program

Abstract

. The fight against COVID-19 poses questions as to the clinical presentation, course, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition. This case study presents a patient infected with COVID-19 and suggests with additional research, that bedside ultrasound may be used to diagnose severity of disease and potentially, prognosticate functional lung recovery without using unnecessary resources and exposing additional healthcare professionals to infection. . A 46-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Chest X-ray showed patchy airspace opacities bilaterally. Rapid testing resulted positive for SARS-CoV-2. Bedside ultrasound showed abnormal lung parenchyma, with diffuse comet tail artifacts, consistent with interstitial pulmonary edema. Following a prolonged intubation, patient's abnormal lung ultrasound findings are resolved.

Volume

2021

First Page

8847887

DOI

10.1155/2021/8847887

PubMed ID

33532100

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