COVID-19: case 64

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

57-year-old male
patient admitted to the ED with fever, cough and dyspnea for 3 days. No prior
medical history.  No epidemiologic risk
for SARS-CoV-2 exposure. 

examination: dyspnea, tachypnea, fever (39°C). pO2 90%.

Chest radiography:

Interstitial markings with opacities at the left base.


ground-glass opacities associated with scattered areas of GGOs and reticulations
in a “crazy-paving pattern” and consolidations.

Features were consistent
with Covid-19 pneumonia.

 RT-PCR on nasopharyngeal swab was positive.