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“Striking the Owl's Eye” in COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Case Report

Abdul M Arshad, Irfan I Ayub, Anand Rajendran, Dhanasekar Thangasamy

Keywords : Case report, Coronavirus disease 2019, High-resolution computed tomography thorax, Reverse halo sign, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Citation Information : Arshad AM, Ayub II, Rajendran A, Thangasamy D. “Striking the Owl's Eye” in COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Case Report. Indian J Respir Care 2023; 12 (3):284-286.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1067

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) belonging to the genus Betacoronavirus. Nasopharyngeal swab reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of viral nucleic acid is considered the reference standard test for the diagnosis of COVID-19, however, in patients with false-negative RT-PCR results, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan of thorax plays an important role in diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia. We have recently identified an atypical radiological finding on the HRCT scan of a patient with COVID-19 which we believe has not been described before in published literature. We have aptly named this radiological sign an “Owl's eye sign.”

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