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Pattern of chest computerized tomography scan findings in symptomatic RT-PCR positive Covid-19 patients at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Dzefi-Tettey, K.
dc.contributor.author Edzie, E.K.M.
dc.contributor.author Gorleku, P.N.
dc.contributor.author Brakohiapa, E.K.
dc.contributor.author Acheampong, F.
dc.contributor.author Asemah, A.R.
dc.contributor.author Kusodzi, H.
dc.contributor.author Saaka, P.S.
dc.contributor.author Idun, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Amankwa, A.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-24T16:49:16Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-24T16:49:16Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.other https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v22i2.8
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/handle/123456789/38271
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Chest Computerized Tomography (CT) features of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia are nonspecific, variable and sensitive in detecting early lung disease. Hence its usefulness in triaging in resource-limited regions. Objectives: To assess the pattern of chest CT scan findings of symptomatic COVID-19 patients confirmed by a positive RTPCR in Ghana. Methods: This study retrospectively reviewed chest CT images of 145 symptomatic RT-PCR positive COVID-19 patients examined at the Radiology Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) from 8th April to 30th November 2020. Chi-Squared test was used to determine associations among variables. Statistical significance was specified at p≤0.05. Results: Males represent 73(50.3%). The mean age was 54.15±18.09 years. The age range was 5 months-90 years. Consolidation 88(60.7%), ground glass opacities (GGO) 78(53.8%) and crazy paving 43(29.7%) were the most predominant features. These features were most frequent in the elderly (≥65years). Posterobasal, peripheral and multilobe disease were found bilaterally. The most common comorbidities were hypertension 72(49.7%) and diabetes mellitus 42(29.2%) which had significant association with lobar involvement above 50%. Conclusion: The most predominant Chest CT scan features of COVID-19 pneumonia were GGO, consolidation with air bronchograms, crazy paving, and bilateral multilobe lung disease in peripheral and posterior basal distribution. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Health Sciences en_US
dc.subject Computerized Tomography Scan en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 Pneumonia en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Pattern of chest computerized tomography scan findings in symptomatic RT-PCR positive Covid-19 patients at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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