Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19, previously known as novel coronavirus [2019-nCoV]), first reported in China, has now been declared a global health emergency by World Health Organization. The clinical severity ranges from asymptomatic individuals to death. Here, we report clinical features and radiological changes of a cured family cluster infected with COVID-19.
Case Presentation: In this report, we enrolled a family of 4 members who were admitted to our hospital in January 2020. We performed a detailed analysis of each patient’s records. All patients underwent chest computed tomography (CT) examination with 120 kilovolts peak and 150 kilovolt-ampere. Realtime polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) examinations for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleic acid were done using nasopharyngeal swabs.
Conclusion: In the family members infected with COVID-19 who were accompanied by other diseases or had low immunity, the pneumonia was prone to be aggravated.
[http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/qims.2020.02.10] [PMID: 32190575]
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13662-021-03499-2] [PMID: 34306044]