COVID-19: case 55
UOC di Radiologia Diagnostica e Interventistica
Direttore Dott. Stefano Colopi, Ospedale Carlo Poma ASST Mantova.
female patient presented to the ED for cough and chest oppression, no fever.
The patient denied COVID-19 positive contacts. Medical history: previous
bariatric surgery, bipolar disorder. Non-smoker.
Arterial Blood Gas
(ABG): PaO2 69 mmHg, pH 7.4, pCO2 37
Blood test: WBC:
12.420/ul, Hb 9,8G/dl,C-RP 178 mg/L.
Nasal swab was not
Bilateral interstitial thickening and scattered alveolar consolidations in the right lung. No pleural effusion.
CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism was performed due to the clinical worsening:
ground-glass opacities in all segments. No pleural effusion. No pulmonary embolism.
RT-PCR on a
nasopharyngeal swab was the obtained, and SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed
HRCT performed 10 days after:
Significative regression of the bilateral GGOs. No pleural effusion.