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OROZCO-MUNOZ, Javier S.; TASCON-HERNANDEZ, Jorge D.; SERRATO-YUNDA, Daniela  and  SANCHEZ-DUQUE, Jorge A.. Radiographic findings associated with the COVID-19: a glance from the primary health care. MEDISAN [online]. 2021, vol.25, n.3, pp.771-779.  Epub May 26, 2021. ISSN 1029-3019.

The pandemic of COVID-19 has affected multiple economic and social sectors worldwide, with special effects on the health sector, since it constitutes an additional challenge for the primary health care, given the marked lack of resources. The infection due to SARS-CoV-2 causes increasing morbidity and mortality, reason why the diagnosis by means of images is an indispensable tool in the clinical practice; however, the limited access to some means as the computerized axial tomography in different levels of care, justifies the use of the thorax x-ray as a cost-effective and accessible option in many regions. Findings associated with suggestive viral infectious processes of infection due to the new coronavirus and a series of classification scales that seek to standardize reading and radiographic interpretation by the medical staff are exposed in this work.

Keywords : COVID-19; coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; thorax x-ray; diagnosis by image; primary health care.

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