COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


SOB and myalgia.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

4 months earlier as an outpatient

Heart size normal.  Lungs clear.


Diffuse bilateral ill defined peripheral airspace opacification in both lungs with sparing of the apices.

Heart size normal.  Normal mediastinal contours.

No pleural effusions.  

Case Discussion

A retirement aged patient with a pristine chest radiograph only a few months earlier.

The presentation chest radiograph demonstrated a florid bilateral distribution of airspace change, which is the most classical appearance of COVID-19 pneumonia. 

PCR testing following a throat swab confirmed COVID-19 as the cause of this viral pneumonia.

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Case information

rID: 75634
Published: 19th Apr 2020
Last edited: 19th Apr 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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