Clinicoepidemiological profile and outcome in patients of covid 19 with normal chest x-ray: study of 51 patients

Huma Firdaus, Nafees Ahmad Khan, Maqsumi Reza, Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Gishnu Krishnan, Nader Abdul Razak, Arushi Verma, Mohammad Shameem, Rakesh Bhargava


Background: Covid 19 was declared a pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020. Patients usually have pneumonia on chest x-ray at time of presentation however many patients also do not develop pneumonia and have normal chest x-ray.

Methods: A total of 51 patients above the age of 15 years diagnosed with covid 19 by RT PCR of nasopharngeal/oropharyngeal samples were included in the study. History of symptoms onset was recorded, chest x-ray and haematological investigations were done of all patients.

Results: A total of 51 patients >15 years of age were included in the study. 28 were male and 23 were female patients. Maximum number of patients were in age group 15-30 years. Most common presenting complain was fever (49% patients). Most common comorbidity was diabetes mellitus. There was no mortality reported in patients with normal chest x-ray.

Conclusions: We conclude from the current study that patients with normal chest x-ray at the time of presentation have a very good outcome.


Clinical features and outcome, covid 19, Normal chest x-ray

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