COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Fabio Macori

Presentation

Patient admitted for heart failure. Developed fever and dyspnea during hospitalization.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Chest

X-ray

AP chest x-ray documents the presence of consolidation at both lung bases as well as in the peripheral mid zones.

The heart is enlarged. Single-lead pacemaker and valvuloplasty noted.

Case Discussion

RT-PCR test was positive for COVID-19. This case documents how, despite the "lockdown" established by many countries, hospital infections can affect patients especially if they are elderly.

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