Clinical and Chest Imaging Features of Patients with Human Infection with the Novel Coronavirus 2019Author(s): Zhi-Yong Fang, Li-Le Wang, Xiu-Qin Hong, and Xiao-Song Li*
Aims: To explore and study the clinical and chest imaging manifestations of patients with the novel coronavirus 2019. Methods: Using nucleic acid kit to detect the novel coronavirus 2019 virus nucleic acid in patients' respiratory tract samples. In addition, chest CT was used to examine the patient's chest image. Results: The nucleic acids of the novel coronavirus 2019 were all positive in 5 patients. At the same time, 5 patients were admitted to the hospital and found two lungs involved on CT, which showed ground glass shadow and/or consolidation shadow. Most of them were lower lungs, involving multiple lung segments and lobes. In the consolidation area, air filled bronchogram could be seen. Conclusion: Patients with pneumonia of the novel coronavirus 2019 have specific chest imaging findings.