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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 259-261


Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan

Iqra Javed, Muhammad Waseem, Shumaila Sohail, Faiq Abdullah, Maryam Rafiq.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit.
Methodology: This retrospective cross-sectional study included COVID-19 positive patients admitted in COVID isolation unit, Government Haji Abdul Qayyum Hospital, Sahiwal from 15th March to 15th September 2020. Data of 89 COVID-19 RT-PCR positive patients were included. Frequency distribution with percentages were calculated for different demographic variables and chest X-ray findings using SPSS version 24.
Results: Most common finding in chest X-ray was ground glass opacities seen in 71(79.8%) patients followed by consolidation in 41(46.1%). Pleural effusion was found in 19 (21.3%) patients and pneumothorax in one (1.1%). We found 13(14.6%) patients had unilateral and 68(76.4%) bilateral lung disease.
Conclusion: Consolidation and peripheral ground glass opacities with bilateral lower zone involvement were the commonest abnormalities in chest X-ray of COVID-19 patients.

Key words: Chest X-ray, consolidation, COVID-19, RT-PCR.


 
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Javed I, Waseem M, Sohail S, Abdullah F, Rafiq M. Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 259-261.


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Javed I, Waseem M, Sohail S, Abdullah F, Rafiq M. Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=22942 [Access: May 19, 2022].


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Javed I, Waseem M, Sohail S, Abdullah F, Rafiq M. Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 259-261.



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Javed I, Waseem M, Sohail S, Abdullah F, Rafiq M. Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. RMJ. (2022), [cited May 19, 2022]; 47(2): 259-261.



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Javed, I., Waseem, . M., Sohail, . S., Abdullah, . F. & Rafiq, . M. (2022) Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. RMJ, 47 (2), 259-261.



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Javed, Iqra, Muhammad Waseem, Shumaila Sohail, Faiq Abdullah, and Maryam Rafiq. 2022. Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 259-261.



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Javed, Iqra, Muhammad Waseem, Shumaila Sohail, Faiq Abdullah, and Maryam Rafiq. "Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 259-261.



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Javed, Iqra, Muhammad Waseem, Shumaila Sohail, Faiq Abdullah, and Maryam Rafiq. "Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 259-261. Print.



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Javed, I., Waseem, . M., Sohail, . S., Abdullah, . F. & Rafiq, . M. (2022) Pattern of chest X-ray findings in Covid-19 patients admitted in Covid-19 unit, Sahiwal, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 259-261.








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