COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

A physician with fever and sudden-onset dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Multilobar and bilateral ground‐glass opacities are seen in both lungs, mostly in mid to lower lungs, although all lobes are affected, with a peripheral subpleural distribution. 

Case Discussion

This case was of a physician that had a fever for 4 days with sudden onset dyspnea on the fourth day post initial presentation. Chest CT in our department and subsequently RT-PCR testing confirmed COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a zoonotic illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2).

The primary findings on chest CT have been reported as 1-4:

No mediastinal lymphadenopathy has been seen 2.

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