Correlation of laboratory parameters and chest CT findings in young adults with COVID-19 and comparison of imaging findings with children

Clinical ImagingBayramoglu Z, Cingoz E, Comert RG, et al. | June 18, 2021

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Via performing this retrospective study of Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed 130 young adults and 36 children, researchers sought to perform comparison of COVID-19 imaging findings of young adults (19–35 years of age) vs children (0–18 years). In addition, they correlated imaging findings of young adults with their laboratory tests. Findings suggest that children and young adults differed in distribution, size, and pattern of COVID-19 related imaging findings. Adults more frequently showed bilateral multiple distributions, subpleural involvement, and pleural thickening, GGOs with internal consolidations. Young adults had infiltrations significantly larger than 20 mm and had significantly higher rates of feeding vessel sign, vascular enlargement, and halo sign. Young adults less frequently showed Atoll sign and crazy paving pattern, however, these were not seen in children. Radiological parameters showed highly significant moderate positive correlations with biochemical parameters.

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