COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Fadi Ali
Diagnosis certain


A few days of low grade fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Areas of patchy infiltration seen in both lower lobes, more on the right side.

No pleural effusion.


Areas of ground glass change peripherally in both lung fields.
No pleural effusion.
No mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

Case Discussion

In patients with COVID 19, the most noted radiological sign on chest CT scan is ground glass opacities, predominantly in the peripheral location.  Pleural effusions and mediastinal adenopathy are not usually seen in COVID-19, which are absent at this case.

This patient tested PCR positive for COVID 19. 

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