COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

SOB and myalgia.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

4 months earlier as an outpatient

Heart size normal.  Lungs clear.

X-ray

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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