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ISSN 2410-955X - An International Biannual Journal
BIOMEDICAL LETTERS
Clinical investigation of COVID-19 related pneumonia through HRCT chest scan
Ali Umar 1, Muhammad Ahsan Ashraf 2, Muhammad Saleem Khan 1*, Kamran Jafar 1, Shabbir Ahmad 1, Zeeshan Ulfat 1, Muhammad Waseem Aslam 1, Ahmad Waheed 1, Hasnain Akmal 1, Warda Zafar 1, Hina Naz 1, Muhammad Wajid 1

1 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Okara, Okara 56130 Pakistan
2 Department of Zoology, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract
Coronavirus causes infections from moderate to severe such as SARS and MERS. The working of the heart, respiratory system and the number of respiratory disorders is the most severe effects of COVID-19.  In most cases, novel corona virus may eventually cause death. Current study was planned to evaluate the symptoms caused by COVID-19 and damage of COVID-19with respect of each lobe of both lungs. Chest CT scan (chest HRCT scans) was used to check the lungs damage caused by corona virus. In male patient's severity of COVID-19 was higher (Maximum HRCT score= 20) as compared to female patients (Maximum HRCT score = 16). With increasing of age severity of pneumonia also increased. In the age group 18-36 years, no individual was observed with severe COVID-19 while in older adults (37-80 years) 25% patients were observed with severe severed symptoms.  COVID-19 cause more damage to left lung as compared to right lung. Among upper lobes and lower lobes of both lungs, SARS-CoV-II caused more damage to lower lobes (mean HRCT score lower lobe= 3.33±1.23; 3.17±1.47 for right and left lung respectively). The comparative analyses of both the lungs were performed and it was observed that the upper (mean HRCT score = 2.42±1.16) and lower lobe (3.33±1.23) of right lungs was more affected than left upper lobe (mean HRCT score =2.33±1.07) and lower lobe (3.17±1.47). Usually, COVID-19 affects the lungs leads to serious consequences. Pneumonia was observed with little air sacs that make up the lungs become inflamed and fills with fluid. Pneumonia is more likely to attack both the lungs in COVID-19. 









   



A R T I C L E  I N F O

Received
November 12, 2021
Revised
December 27, 2021
Accepted
January 28, 2022

*Corresponding Author
Muhammad Saleem Khan
E-mail
samiikhan@uo.edu.pk

Keywords
COVID-19
Pneumonia
HRCT scan
HRCT score
SpO2



























2022 | Volume 8 | Issue 1