COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Antonio Rodrigues de Aguiar Neto


This patient presented with a sore throat, persistent cough, dizziness, and fever for 15 days. She also had Hypotension, desaturation, and elevation of D-Dimer.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

CT shows bilateral, multilobar large areas of ground-glass opacities with septal thickening and a crazy-paving pattern, associated with airspace consolidations. Lesions are mostly in the peripheral and posterior parts of the lungs.

There are no pleural or pericardial effusion.

This patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and had typical CT findings of the disease. Thus it was deemed to have COVID-19 pneumonia.

Case Discussion

Covid-19 is a viral disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, which transmission is primarily human-to-human. CT is recommended in patients with suspected COVID-19 because it may show characteristics findings of the disease. 1,2. This case illustrates a patient with the typical CT features of COVID-19 pneumonia, which was confirmed by laboratory tests.

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