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Clinical Guidelines for Chest Imaging in a Child with Respiratory Illness during COVID-19

Consider chest x ray (single frontal projection) for patients with:

• Increased work of breathing

• Persistent tachypnoea

• Sp02 <92% on room air

• Temperature > 39˚C and white cell count >20

Note that underlying co-infection may be more common in paediatric patients.

Covid-19 infection may be impossible to differentiate clinically from many other childhood respiratory illness.

Always wear appropriate PPE.

The full guideline is here.

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