Acta Scientific Microbiology

Short Communication Volume 7 Issue 2

Feasibility of Lung Ultrasonography in Management of Patients with COVID-19


Attapon Cheepsattayakorn1-4*, Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn5 and Porntep Siriwanarangsun1

1Faculty of Medicine, Western University, Pathumtani Province, Thailand
2Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand
310th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
4Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
5Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

*Corresponding Author: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Received: November 27, 2023; Published: January 24, 2024


The use of lung ultrasonography (LUS) has gradually and importantly increased in the past few decades, particularly in patients with varieties of acute respiratory conditions [1]. Clinical-condition-suggestive-of COVID-19 could be early decision of hospital supported by relatively simple procedure of lung ultrasonography (Figures 1-5) [1-4]. Desirable bed-side imaging modality for disease-progression monitoring is essentially needed, whereas non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) can primarily detect the COVID-19-lung involvement


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    Citation: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. “Feasibility of Lung Ultrasonography in Management of Patients with COVID-19".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.2 (2024): 102-105.


    Copyright: © 2024 Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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