Internal Medicine Physician Makes Early COVID-19 Diagnosis

X-ray images of COVID-19 infected lungs

Raj M., an internal medicine physician at Hospital of Central Connecticut, shares how referring to VisualDx helped make one of the institution’s first COVID-19 diagnoses:

“A 27-year-old inmate presented with dyspnea. He had recently been living in a homeless shelter. He was one of the very first patients diagnosed with COVID-19 at our institution after performing CT of his chest. I was able to diagnose this because I had seen similar cases on VisualDx.”

What is COVID-19?

The situation is rapidly changing. Refer to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Information for Healthcare Professionals) for the most current information.

Clinicians should immediately implement recommended infection prevention and control practices if a patient is suspected of having COVID-19. Minimize the number of personnel that interact with a suspected or positive COVID-19 patient and record all personnel who have entered the room.

Per the CDC, health care providers should immediately notify their local or state health department in the event of the identification of a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

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