COVID-19: case 22


Izzo Andrea, D’Aversa Lucia, Cerimoniale Giuseppe, Mazzella Giuseppe, Pergoli Pericle, Faiola Eugenio Leone, Di Pastena Francesca

U.O.C.  Diagnostica per immagini – Ospedale “Dono Svizzero” Formia DEA I livello– Asl Latina

69-year-old female patient presented to the ED with for 7 days, not responding to antibiotics. No prior medical history. T: 36.5°C measured at the ED. pO2: 96%.

Portable chest film (performed in a tent set up outside the ED):

Slight interstitial markings with ill-defined consolidations at the bases.

The RT-PCR test on nasopharyngeal swab turned positive.

The patient recovered; a CT was performed 3 days after the hospitalization.

Multiple ground-glass opacities with predominant subpleural distribution associated with areas of “crazy-paving” pattern.