COVID-19: case 61

Izzo Andrea, D’Aversa Lucia, Cerimoniale Giuseppe, Mazzella Giuseppe, Pergoli Pericle, Faiola Eugenio Leone, Casale Lorenzo, Di Pastena Francesca

U.O.C.  Diagnostica per immagini – Ospedale “Dono Svizzero” Formia DEA I livello– Asl Latina 

70 year-old male patient presented to the ED with fever for 10 days, occurred after exposure to a Covid-19 patient. No dyspnea neither cough. pO2: 95%.  Medical history: chronic thyroiditis, HTA.

Portable chest film (performed in a tent set up outside the ED):

diffuse interstitial markings w/o alveolar consolidations.


Multiple and
bilateral ground-glass opacities with predominant subpleural distribution in
the upper lobes, in the ML and in the lower lobes. The findings were consistent
with COvid-19 pneumonia.

The RT-PCR test on nasopharyngeal swab turned positive.