Are there any signs of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in seemingly asymptomatic patients?

Updated: Jun 25, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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At least two studies have reported on manifestations of infection in apparently asymptomatic individuals. Hu et al reported on 24 asymptomatic infected persons in whom chest CT scanning revealed ground-glass opacities/patchy shadowing in 50% of cases. [123] Wang et al reported on 55 patients with asymptomatic infection, two-thirds of whom had evidence of pneumonia as revealed by CT scanning. [124]


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