Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Evidence of the Sequential Changes of Lung Sounds in COVID-19 Pneumonia Using a Novel Wireless Stethoscope with the Telemedicine System
Akinari NodaTakeshi SarayaKikuko MoritaMasaoki SaitoTeppei ShimasakiDaisuke KuraiKeitaro NakamotoHaruyuki Ishii
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2020 Volume 59 Issue 24 Pages 3213-3216

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A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia with a chief complaint of persistent low-grade fever and dry cough for two weeks. Thoracic computed tomography demonstrated a crazy paving pattern in the bilateral lower lobes. In a COVID-19 ward, we used a novel wireless stethoscope with a telemedicine system and successfully recorded and shared the lung sounds in real-time between the red and green zones. The fine crackles at the posterior right lower lung fields changed from mid-to-late (day 1) to late inspiratory crackles (day 3), which disappeared at day 5 along with an improvement in both the clinical symptoms and thoracic CT findings.

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