COVID-19: case 45


Cristina Veirana, Alessandro Gastaldo

UOC Radiologia, Ospedale San Paolo, Savona, Direttore dott. Alessandro Gastaldo

79-years-old patient, with cough and fever since February 29; the patient was hospitalized for pneumonia on March 1. 

Medical history: DM, cardiopathy. Potential risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure (travel by bus from Venice – high-risk area – on February 16).

Chest Radiography: slight interstitial marking at the left base.

On March 3, a CT was performed for clinical worsening:

Bilateral interstitial pneumonia.

The patient was intubated and transferred to the infectious disease department.

The patient died on March 4.