COVID-19: case 42


Bozzalla Cassione Francesca, Demaria Paolo, Baralis Ilaria, Negri Alberto, Cerutti Andrea , Priotto Roberto, Violino Paolo

S.C.  Radiodiagnostica – A.O. “S. Croce e Carle” – Cuneo

87-years old male patient with HTA, chronic cardiomyopathy was hospitalized from February 27 to March 1, 2020 for right-sided heart failure successfully treated with diuretic therapy. 

On March 7, the patient was readmitted for dyspnea and cough. SpO2

Chest radiography:

Diffuse bilateral consolidations, particularly in the right lung.

SpO2: 95%; C-PR: 160 mg/dl; LDH: 747 U/L.

The patient was hospitalized in pneumology. Due to the worsening of his clinical conditions, HRCT was performed.


Diffuse ground-glass opacities with consolidations in the posterobasal segments of the lower lungs. No pleural effusion.

A nasopharyngeal swab was performed (which was positive) and the patient was transferred in the infectious disease department. The disinfection of the CT suite was promptly activated.