Which is the incubation period of COVID-19?
The incubation period for COVID-19 is 5-10 days.
When most patients become symptomatic after exposure to this virus?
Almost all patients develop symptoms in 14 days after exposure.
What is the clinical presentation of COVID-19?
Some individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic and can act as carriers. Symptoms and signs are non-specific. Most patients with COVID-19 presents with fever, cough, fatigue, sputum production, shortness of breath. Other symptoms are myalgia/arthralgia, headaches, sore throat, chills, and pleuritic pain. Unusual symptoms and signs are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, and chest tightness. Patients of COVID-19 have reported high rates of disturbances of smell and taste, including anosmia, hyposmia, ageusia, and dysgeusia, conjunctivitis, and cutaneous lesions.
What is the most frequent presentation of COVID-19?
Respiratory symptoms are the most prevalent presentation of COVID-19.
Large area of ground-glass opacity with thickening of the interlobular and intralobular septa, which represents the crazy-paving pattern, with superimposed air space consolidations, at the right upper lobe. There are also discrete bilateral ground-glass opacities with round morphology.
There is no mediastinal, hilar or axillary lymphadenopathy, nor pleural effusion.
This patient tested positive for coronavirus disease-19 and had typical CT findings of this disease - COVID-19 pneumonia.