Case 83

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 52-year-old male with no previous past respiratory history presented to the Emergency Department with a 2-day history of fever and increasing dyspnoea. He rapidly developed respiratory failure and was admitted to ITU and ventilated. He continued to have a refractory hypoxia despite ventilation. CXRs were performed on the day of admission (Image 1), day 2 (Image 2) and day 30 (Image 3). A CT was performed on day 31, axial slices of the midzone (Image 4a) and bases (Image 4b) are shown below.


Ground Glass Opacity Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Traction Bronchiectasis Pulmonary Vascular Permeability Reticular Opacification 
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Further Reading

  1. D.M. Hansell et al (2005) Imaging of Diseases of the Chest, Fourth edition 406–411 Elselvier MosbyGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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