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we retrospectively evaluated if lung ultrasound (LUS) was able to highlight typical interstitial lung lesions in children with persistent cough and suspected CV19, providing corroborating evidence of CV19 infection.

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Lung Ultrasound should be used in children with persistent cough for whom a CV19 is suspected because it can highlight undiagnosed interstitial lung lesions and reinforce the diagnostic suspicion of CV19 This approach can be very useful in outpatient settings and in areas with limited medical resources such as developing countries or in absence of a diagnostic nasal swab.

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This page is a summary of: Lung ultrasound in outpatient approach to children with suspected COVID 19, Italian Journal of Pediatrics, November 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s13052-020-00938-w.
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