Background: This article retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics and CT characteristics of chest CT of 10 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosed in Heilongjiang Province.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of 10 COVID-19 patients confirmed by designated hospitals in Heilongjiang Province.
Results: The clinical manifestations were mainly fever (80%) and cough (50%). Laboratory tests showed elevated C-reactive protein (70%) and serum amyloid A (80%). CT mainly manifests as ground-glass opacity (100%) in the lung, more than two lung lobes (90%), and the lesions are mostly located in the right upper lobe (80%), and lobular septum thickening (60%) is common.
Conclusions: In this group of patients with COVID-19, the typical CT manifestations are double lung sheet ground-glass opacity, which are mainly distributed in the subpleural area, and the range of involvement is more than or equal to two lung lobes, “paving stones” changes; pulmonary lesions were absorbed and fibrous cord foci were formed during the transition period. It is worth noting that hilum, mediastinal lymphadenopathy, and pleural effusion are less common. During the study period, follow-up imaging performed by some patients showed mild / moderate disease progression and gradually dissipating.