Chest X-ray Findings and Temporal Lung Changes in Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia

Liqa A. Rousan; Eyhab Elobeid; Musaab Karrar; Yousef Khader


BMC Pulm Med. 2020;20(245) 

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Almost half of the patients with COVID-19 had abnormal chest x-ray findings, GGO in a peripheral distribution with lower lobe predilection being the most common findings on chest x-ray. The radiographic findings peaked at day 5–10 of symptom onset reaching the highest severity score. Presence of symptoms correlated significantly with abnormal chest x-ray findings. Chest x-ray may be helpful as an aiding tool in the diagnosis and follow up in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.