Infected Cavitations, Bullae and Interstitial Lung Disease in a COVID-19 Patient in Lima, Peru
KeywordsCOVID-19 , cavitations, bullae, interstitial lung disease, pneumomediastinum
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.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 12 (view)