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Table 3 Distribution and frequency of the CT pulmonary abnormalities according to the severity of symptoms

From: Chest CT in COVID-19 pneumonia: a correlation of lung abnormalities with duration and severity of symptoms

  Mild symptoms (n = 124) Moderate to the severe symptom (n = 88)
No CT findings 12 (5.7%) 24 (11.3%)
Positive CT findings 112 (52.8%) 64 (30.2%)
GGO only 12 (5.7%) 21 (9.9%)
Consolidation only 7 (3.3%) 5 (2.3%)
Both 56 (26.4%) 41 (19.3%)
Crazy paving 52 (24.5%) 4 (1.9%)
Reversed halo 32 (15.1%) 4 (1.9%)
Linear consolidation 22 (10.4%) 6 (2.8%)
Pleural effusion 4 (1.9%)
Peripheral distribution 33 (15.6%) 18 (8.5%)
Central distribution
Diffuse distribution 79 (37.3%) 46 (21.7%)
Unilateral lung affection 4 (1.9%)
bilateral lung affection 112 (52.8%) 60 (28.3%)
One lobe affection 4 (1.9%)
Two lobes affection 4 (1.9%) 3 (1.4%)
Three lobes affection 9 (4.2%) 32 (15.1%)
Four lobes affection 52 (24.5%) 13 (6.1%)
Five lobes affection 47 (22.2%) 12 (5.6%)
Total lung severity score mean ± SD 14.77 ± 5.93 9.14 ± 7.5
  1. Data are numbers of patients (percentages of the total number, 212). GGO ground-glass opacity