COVID-19: case 63

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

49-year-old male
patient admitted to the ED with fever (39°C) and dyspnea for 4 days, in
treatment with antibiotics for 2 days. No prior medical history

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

slight interstitial markings w/o alveolar consolidations.


ground-glass opacities with predominant subpleural distribution in the RUL, 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.