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Most chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients are ‘normal’

By April 17, 2020 No Comments

Most chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients are ‘normal’

 

Almost 60% of chest x-rays taken in urgent care settings in patients with confirmed and symptomatic COVID-19 are interpreted as “normal,” according to a study to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM).

The findings suggest that, in the absence of confirmation of disease via reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, ambulatory care clinicians should be cautious when a chest x-ray is interpreted as negative if a patient is demonstrating signs of COVID-19.

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