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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Research Letter

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Hemodialysis Effluent of Patient with COVID-19 Pneumonia, Japan

Ayako Okuhama, Masahiro IshikaneComments to Author , Daisuke Katagiri, Kohei Kanda, Takato Nakamoto, Noriko Kinoshita, Naoto Nunose, Takashi Fukaya, Isao Kondo, Harutaka Katano, Tadaki Suzuki, Norio Ohmagari, and Fumihiko Hinoshita
Author affiliations: National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (A. Okuhama, M. Ishikane, D. Katagiri, K. Kanda, T. Nakamoto, N. Kinoshita, N. Nunose, T. Fukaya, I. Kondo, N. Ohmagari, F. Hinoshita); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (H. Katano, T. Suzuki)

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Chest computed tomography (CT) scan of a patient on hemodialysis diagnosed with positive reverse transcription PCR for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in hemodialysis effluent, Japan. A) Chest CT at day 1 of hospitalization showing bilateral patchy ground glass opacities (GGO). B) Chest CT from day 5 of hospitalization showing worsening coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia with GGO expansion. C) Chest CT on hospitalization day 16 showing improvement of COVID-19 pneumonia; the patient was discharged on this day. A, anterior; P, posterior.

Figure. Chest computed tomography (CT) scan of a patient on hemodialysis diagnosed with positive reverse transcription PCR for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in hemodialysis effluent, Japan. A) Chest CT at day 1 of hospitalization showing bilateral patchy ground glass opacities (GGO). B) Chest CT from day 5 of hospitalization showing worsening coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia with GGO expansion. C) Chest CT on hospitalization day 16 showing improvement of COVID-19 pneumonia; the patient was discharged on this day. A, anterior; P, posterior.

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