Infected Cavitations, Bullae and Interstitial Lung Disease in a COVID-19 Patient in Lima, Peru

  • Francisco Arias Clínica Angloamericana, Lima, Peru
  • Alfredo Chiappe Clínica Angloamericana, Lima, Peru; Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de Piura, Lima, Peru
  • Jorge Rey de Castro Clínica Angloamericana, Lima, Peru
  • Jorge Zagacet Clínica Angloamericana, Lima, Peru; Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de Piura, Lima, Peru

Keywords

COVID-19 , cavitations, bullae, interstitial lung disease, pneumomediastinum

Abstract

A 48-year-old Peruvian man was diagnosed with COVID-19 in December 2020. His infection resolved and he was discharged from hospital after 14 days. However, 1 week later he presented with haemoptysis, malaise, pleuritic pain, infected cavitations, bullae, extensive interstitial lung disease and pneumomediastinum. He recovered after antibiotic treatment and was discharged after 8 days. His symptoms may have been due alveolar rupture due to persistent cough during and after diffuse inflammation of the lung parenchyma caused by COVID-19 infection.

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  • Published: 2021-12-29

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 12 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Arias F, Chiappe A, Rey de Castro J, Zagacet J. Infected Cavitations, Bullae and Interstitial Lung Disease in a COVID-19 Patient in Lima, Peru. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_003004.