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COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Fadi Ali

Presentation

Cough, dyspnea and headache for few days. No history of travel abroad.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Diffuse alveolar consolidations involving both lung fields which are predominantly peripheral in location.
The lung apices appear relatively spared.
No evidence of pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

The radiological findings representative by the peripheral consolidations bilaterally as in this case are highly suggestive of COVID 19 pneumonia which is confirmed by positive PCR test after the x-ray.
There is no evidence of pleural effusion which is an atypical presentation of COVID-19.

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Case information

rID: 84394
Published: 26th Nov 2020
Last edited: 26th Nov 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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