COVID 19 Pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Roma Patel

Presentation

Patient presented with a cough and pyrexia. Recent history of travel to the Caribbean. PMH: AF and prostate cancer

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bilateral peripheral areas of air space opacification in the mid to lower zones. Appearances represent classical features of mild COVID-19 pneumonia.  

Incidental note is made of Chilaiditi sign.

Case Discussion

Elderly patient with a recent travel history deemed high risk for COVID-19 pneumonia following clinical presentation.

Findings confirmed with viral swabs for SARS-CoV2 RNA with positive RT-PCR.

Appearances are considered 'typical' for COVID-19 with no further indication for CT diagnosis when confirmed with viral PCR. 

Patient was appropriately isolated and subsequently discharged following an uncomplicated recovery. 

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Case information

rID: 75422
Published: 5th Apr 2020
Last edited: 5th Apr 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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