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Abstract            Volume:8  Issue-9  Year-2020         Original Research Articles

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Initial Experience with Covid-19 Chest X-Rays
G. Balachandran and D.N.B. Jyoti Basu
Dept.of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, S.L.I.M.S., Pondicherry, India
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COVID-19 patients who were referred to our medical college hospital, after a throat swab test, had chest x-ray done initially. The chest x-ray findings were analysed by two of our hospital experienced radioloigsts. Of the 74 cases studied, majority of patients were elderly. Fifty-seven cases showed abnormal chest x-ray findings. The lesions were bilateral in thirty-four cases; The most common finding was consolidation, especially in the lung periphery. Nine patients had co-morbidities like Cardiac failure, bronchiectasis. We developed a modified scoring system in chest x-ray to help us to grade the severity of the disease and prognosticate the probable outcome. Of the 48 cases studied, there were two deaths. In each of death cases the follow up x-ray showed progressive disease pattern. Twenty patients were discharged after they had clinical improvement .The purpose of this paper presentation is to share our initial experience of chest x-ray findings in COVID-19 cases. As on date there is no Indian literature where adult covid suspected chest x-rays were studied.

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Balachandran, G. and Jyoti Basu, D.N.B. 2020. Initial Experience with Covid-19 ChestInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(9): 1-7
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.809.001
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