COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Fabio Macori

Presentation

Admitted to ED with shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

There is a coarsening of lung markings more evident at the lower fields (R>L) but no clear consolidation seen.

Surgical clips overlie the right breast shadow.

CT

Bilateral ground-glass opacities are seen in both lungs, mostly mid to lower zones.

Non-specific mediastinal lymph nodes.

Surgical clips at the right breast. 

Case Discussion

This patient tested positive for COVID-19, without a travel history to high-risk areas (including Northern Italy).

Chest CT appearance is almost typical, including ground-glass opacities, air-space opacification and crazy paving with no significant lymphadenopathy.

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