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21 September 2020: Articles

Atypical Chest Computed Tomography Finding of Predominant Interstitial Thickening in a Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia

Challenging differential diagnosis

Jaclyn Yee Cheun Lau B , Hau Wei Khoo B , Terrence Chi Hong Hui D , Gregory Jon Leng Kaw A , Cher Heng Tan A*

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.926781

Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e926781

Figure 1. Serial chest radiographs of a 77-year-old man who presented with progressive cough and shortness of breath for 2 days. (A) Initial chest radiograph performed on admission showed a right perihilar opacity (thin arrow), in keeping with known chronic middle-lobe collapse of uncertain etiology. There was no ground-glass opacity, consolidation, or pleural effusion. (B) A follow-up radiograph performed 10 days later showed interval development of subtle increased reticular opacities in the right lower zone (broad arrow). There were bilateral small pleural effusions (arrowheads).

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923