Radiological Finding of Crazy-Paving Pattern in COVID-19 Pneumonia
Medical Center of Trinity
acute hypoxic respiratory failure, covid-19 pneumonia, crazy paving pattern, sars-cov-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus -2), thorax radiology
Radiology | Respiratory Tract Diseases | Virus Diseases
The recent global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought many radiographic findings in other respiratory disease processes. One of these radiological findings is crazy paving. This paper discusses crazy paving in a 75-year-old female with dyspnea, nonproductive cough, pleuritic chest pain, and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive test for COVID-19 infection. Chest CT showed ground-glass opacities and interlobular septal thickening consistent with a crazy-paving appearance. As part of the common CT findings of patients with active COVID-19 infection, crazy paving should prompt the interpreting radiologist to consider COVID-19 pneumonia as part of the differential.
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Gbadamosi WA, Hanai B, Kim P, Anthony T, Rivera Z. Radiological Finding of Crazy-Paving Pattern in COVID-19 Pneumonia. Cureus. 2022;14(6):e26107. doi:10.7759/cureus.26107