Federico Paltenghi, Lucia Volpato, Giuseppe Bandi
ASST Pavia, presidi Ospedalieri di Vigevano e Mortara, direttore f/f Elena Belloni
73-year-old male patient presented to the ED with fever for 10 days, not responding to paracetamol.
Consolidation with interstitial distribution in the right paracardial area, findings suspicious for pneumonia.
Five days after, the onset of dyspnea occurred and a nasal swab was performed ( which turned positive).
Confluent consolidations and ground-glass opacities with crazy-paving pattern, predominantly in the upper lobes, with a relative sparing of the subpleural regions. Bilateral atelectasis bands. Low amount of bilateral pleural effusion. Findings are consistent with Covid-19 pneumonia.