COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Edgar Lorente

Presentation

Dry cough and fever. On arrival to Emergency Room, SpO2 of 89% and lymphopenia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bilateral ground-glass alveolar consolidation with peripheral distribution.

Two days earlier the patient present to ED.

Two days earlier

X-ray

No significant findings reported. In retrospect, a subtle ground-glass pattern can be seen in both lungs, with peripheral distribution.

Case Discussion

Microbiologic test was positive to SARS-CoV-2.

This case shows how fast COVID-19 can progress, with typical radiological findings of patchy, bilateral alveolar consolidations with peripheral distribution and ground-glass density in early stages.

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