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.
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.