COVID-19: case 66


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

71-year-old female patient admitted to the ED with dyspnea and fever (39°C) for 3 days. Epidemiologic risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure.  Medical history: COPD.

Dyspnea, tachypnea, pO2 93%.

 RT-PCR on nasopharyngeal swab positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Chest radiography:

Diffuse interstitial markings and peripheral consolidations. Right pleural effusion.

The patient was hospitalized in a Covid-19 dedicated department with clinical improvement, as confirmed by CT scan performed 8 days after.

Small, blurred ground-glass opacities in the apicoposterior segment of the LUL and in the ML.  bilateral pleural effusion, more evident on the right. Emphysema.