COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Antonio Rodrigues de Aguiar Neto


Fever, associated cough, and shortness of breath (dyspnea ++) for a week. He denies a sore throat.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

CT demonstrates multilobar and bilateral ground-glass opacities with rounded morphology, mostly in the periphery of both lungs.

There is no mediastinal hilar or axillary lymphadenopathy, nor pleural/pericardial effusion.

Findings are typical of covid-19 pneumonia.

Case Discussion

This patient tested positive for coronavirus disease-19.

Coronavirus disease-19 or COVID-19 is a viral infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 1. A combination of chest imaging elements and repeat laboratory RT-PCR may help to increase the COVID-19 diagnosis 1,2,3. This patient had laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2, and he had the typical CT features of COVID-19 pneumonia. The patient recovered well.

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Case information

rID: 77010
Published: 3rd May 2020
Last edited: 20th Jan 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Real Hospital Português de Pernambuco - Recife, PE - Brazil

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