HRCT Features of Covid-19 Pneumonia In Male Patients of Adult Age Group – A Cross Sectional Study
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Covid 19
Pneumonia
HRCT

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Wagh, D. D., Wagh, D. S., & Krishnani, D. S. . (2020). HRCT Features of Covid-19 Pneumonia In Male Patients of Adult Age Group – A Cross Sectional Study. VIMS Health Science Journal , 7(4), 143-146. https://doi.org/10.46858/vimshsj.7410

Abstract

COVID-19 is a new-age pandemic which has spread ferociously all over the world in a matter of a few months having worldwide humanitarian and economic repercussions. HRCT has become the mainstay of radiological investigations in this pandemic and often shoed diagnostic accuracy before the onset of clinical manifestations. Men are more predisposed for fatal outcomes in other SARS virus infections.1 In a study by Karlberg et al, males had a significantly (p < 0.0001) higher case fatality rate than females did, 21.9 percent versus 13.2 percent after adjustment for age.  Studies found that the severity of the illness was more and clearance of SARS-CoV-2 virus was less in males as compared to females.2 Hence it is of utmost importance to study the pattern of lung involvement on HRCT to aid the clinician in starting the treatment at the earliest, even before the symptoms manifest. Thus this study was conducted to look for specific and also unusual patterns of radiological findings of COVID-19 pneumonia.

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