Doctors discovered the coronavirus in the lungs of a 30-year-old woman who had no symptoms a few days after the death of a loved one with Covid-19.
A chest x-ray was administered to the patient in Iran, who discovered plaques on her lungs typical of pneumonia triggered by a coronavirus.
His scanner was downloaded from an Australian-based medical website, Radiopaedia.org, by Dr. Bahman Rasuli, a radiologist living in Tehran.
Dr. Rasuli said that patients would not normally receive a CT scan immediately, but that the team – working from home – made an exception for him.
The radiologist gave the patient a chest x-ray in Iran, who discovered plaques on her lungs typical of coronavirus-triggered pneumonia (photo)
“The doctor saw him worrying about the deceased and we just had the CT scan done to ease his mind,” said Dr. Rasuli. “She insisted on having a CT scan because she was very worried”
Dr. Bahman Rasuli, radiologist from Tehran
“The doctor saw her worried about the deceased and we just had the CT scan done to ease her mind,” he told ABC News. “She insisted on having a CT scan because she was very worried. “
The discovery of the coronavirus in the lungs where patients have no symptoms has been increasingly recognized by health professionals around the world since the spread of the pandemic in China.
Dr. Andrew Dixon, a radiologist at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, told ABC News: “This is something that is increasingly recognized … that people can have Covid-19 changes in their lungs and be asymptomatic. . “
“This is something that is really important for healthcare professionals and radiologists, because we can accidentally find cases of pneumonia on the scans that we do for other reasons,” he added.
Iran has been slow to respond to the pandemic and has restrained from imposing restrictions even after other countries in the region with fewer cases have forced most businesses to close.
The discovery of the coronavirus in the lungs where patients are asymptomatic is “increasingly recognized” by professionals since the spread of the pandemic in China
WHO said more than 2.2 million people worldwide have been infected with Covid-19
Iranians, some wearing protective gear amid the coronavirus pandemic, shop on a street in the Grand Bazaar market in Tehran. The bazaar will remain closed (April 18, 2020)
Tehran has reported more than 80,000 confirmed cases and more than 5,000 deaths.
Some businesses in the capital and nearby cities are allowed to reopen today after weeks of shutdown aimed at containing the worst epidemic in the Middle East.
Gyms, restaurants, shopping malls, shrines, mosques and the Tehran Grand Bazaar will remain closed. A ban on public gatherings remains in effect.
Government offices have reopened with a third of employees working from home, and schools and universities are still closed.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 2.2 million people worldwide and more than 150,000 deaths have been recorded to date.
Iran has been slow to respond to the pandemic, and has refused to impose restrictions even after other countries have forced businesses to close (photo, bazaar buyers, April 18)