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Chest-X-ray is a mainstay for follow-up in critically ill patients with covid-19 induced pneumonia

  • Olivier de Barry
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Service de radiologie CHU Ambroise Paré, 9 avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt.
    Affiliations
    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Ambroise Paré Teaching Hospital, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Raymond Poincaré Teaching Hospital, 92380 Garches, France
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  • Ilan Obadia
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    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Ambroise Paré Teaching Hospital, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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  • Mostafa El Hajjam
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    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Ambroise Paré Teaching Hospital, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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  • Robert-Yves Carlier
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    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Ambroise Paré Teaching Hospital, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    DMU Smart Imaging, Medical Imaging Department. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, GH Université Paris-Saclay, Raymond Poincaré Teaching Hospital, 92380 Garches, France

    UMR 1179 End-icap, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines/Paris-Saclay, France
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      Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a highly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly spreading worldwide. Since chest CT is crucial for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients [
      • Ai T.
      • Yang Z.
      • Hou H.
      • et al.
      Correlation of Chest CT and RT-PCR Testing in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China: A Report of 1014 Cases.
      ], our activity as radiologists has changed drastically with a high burden of non-enhanced chest CTs. A large number of articles is now available in the literature emphasizing the dominant position of CT, with few topics supporting the role of chest-x-ray in patient follow-up. We describe identification and follow-up by bedside chest radiography of a pneumothorax complicating COVID-19 induced pneumonia.
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