Clinical implication of radiographic scores in acute Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus pneumonia: Report from a single tertiary-referral center of South Korea
Elsevier BV --
DOI 10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.09.008
Keyword(s)
  1. MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome
  2. CoV, coronavirus
  3. CXR, chest radiography
  4. CT, computed tomography
  5. ER, emergency room
  6. ROC, receiver operating characteristic
  7. URI, upper respiratory tract infection
  8. AUC, area under the ROC curve
  9. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  10. Chest radiographic score
  11. Chest radiograph
  12. Prognostic indicator
Abstract(s)

Highlights

  • Radiographic score can play a pivotal role for patients with MERS pneumonia.

  • The cutoff radiographic (RG) score is 10 on 10th day from MERS-CoV exposure.

  • Patients with RG score above the cutoff are prone to show respiratory distress.

  • Patients with RG score above 10 on 10th day from viral exposure need aggressive care.