COVID-19: case 46

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Alessandro Rosa – Giuliano Gagliardi 

DIAGNOSTICA PER IMMAGINI AORN MOSCATI AVELLINO  

61-years-old male, transferred from another hospital. Onset of symptoms (arthralgia, asthenia) on February 27, 2020. Dyspnea and fever (38.5°) since March 2. Venturi mask with reservoir of 15l e pO2 85%, reaching 98% after positioning Venturi at 60% and 15 l.

CT

Subpleural consolidations in the lower lobes, especially in the apical segments and in the posterior segment of the RUL and the apicoposterior segment of the LUL.  Ground-glass opacities predominantly in the subpleural regions are seen in the spared segments of the upper lobes. No mediastinal nodes.

RT-PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Bedside chest radiography

Diffuse interstitial marking and band atelectasis.