Bronchoscopies 'add diagnostic certainty in COVID-19'

Specimens taken by bronchoalveolar lavage show the highest rates of positivity for SARS-CoV-2, researchers say

AusDoc brings you the latest news from the European Respiratory Society Congress 2020.


Despite concerns about the risk of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a bronchoscopy can be useful in selected patients with suspected or known COVID-19, Belgian doctors say.

In  a presentation to delegates at the European Respiratory Society international virtual congress (ERS 2020) this week, the outcomes of 38 video