ISSN: 1899-0967
Polish Journal of Radiology
Established by prof. Zygmunt Grudziński in 1926 Sun
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
 
1/2022
vol. 87
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
Pediatric radiology
abstract:
Short report

The prevalence and predictors of pulmonary lesions in paediatric patients with coronavirus disease 2019 – a brief report

Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak
1, 2
,
Ewa Talarek
1, 2
,
Jolanta Popielska
1, 2
,
Agnieszka Ołdakowska
1, 2
,
Konrad Zawadka
1, 2
,
Beata Wojtycha-Kwaśnica
2
,
Magdalena Marczyńska
1, 2

1.
Department of Children’s Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2.
Regional Hospital of Infectious Diseases in Warsaw, Poland
Pol J Radiol 2022; 87: e271-e273
Online publish date: 2022/05/19
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Purpose
There are currently only scarce data available describing imaging manifestations in children with COVID-19. The aim of this study was to analyse pulmonary lesions on chest radiography (CXR) in paediatric patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 and to compare the CXR results with clinical and laboratory data.

Material and methods
In this prospective single-centre study we included 118 consecutive paediatric patients with COVID-19. CXR was performed in 107 patients. Clinical and laboratory evaluations were performed on the same day as CXR, immediately (0 to 2 days) after the COVID-19 diagnosis had been established.

Results
Pulmonary lesions were found in 24/107 (23%) children, including 14/24 (58%) with bilateral abnormalities. Compared to patients with normal CXR, children presenting with pulmonary lesions were significantly younger (7.0 ± 4.5 vs. 9.5 ± 4.5 years, p = 0.03) and more commonly presented with an elevated D-dimer level (6/24, 25% vs. 5/81, 7%; p = 0.008). Almost half (46%) of the children with pulmonary lesions were asymptomatic, and 11/60 (18%) of all asymptomatic patients presented with abnormal CXR.

Conclusions
Pulmonary lesions in the course of COVID-19 are more common in younger children and those presenting with an elevated D-dimer level. A significant proportion of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients develop CXR abnormalities.

keywords:

chest radiography, children, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pulmonary lesions




Quick links
© 2022 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.