COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Anton Aubanell Creus

Presentation

An elderly male presenting with fever and cough.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Day 1 chest x-ray

X-ray

Bilateral ground-glass opacities more prominent in the right upper lobe and right paramediastinal region.

Day 2 chest x-ray

X-ray

Progressive bilateral ground-glass opacities affecting both lungs, more prominent in the upper lobes and paramediastinal parenchyma.

The patient is intubated and has a central venous line.

Case Discussion

The patient presented with cough, fever and shortness of breath. After a day of hospitalization, his symptoms worsened and the patient was transferred to the ICU and required orotracheal intubation. He was positive for COVID-19 on PCR testing.

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