Organizing pneumonia associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection

Julián Mauricio Cortés Colorado, Luisa Fernanda Cardona Ardila, Natalia Aguirre Vásquez, Kevin Camilo Gómez Calderón, Sandra Lucia Lozano Álvarez, Jorge Alberto Carrillo Bayona

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Organizing pneumonia is a nonspecific pulmonary response pattern associated with a variety of clinical contexts including viral infections. The classic radiological manifestations are peribronchovascular/peripheral ground glass opacities or consolidations and may be accompanied by nodules, masses, and interstitial opacities. We describe the case of a 62-year-old male patient with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and torpid clinical and radiological evolution in whom organizing pneumonia was documented through transbronchial biopsy and imaging findings, with a good response to corticosteroids. The importance of recognizing the development of organizing pneumonia lies in the better prognosis and outcome in those patients who receive treatment with corticosteroids, however, the clinical and radiological suspicion must be confirmed with biopsy because radiological findings associated with bacterial coinfection may overlap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2634-2639
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Organizing pneumonia
  • SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)
  • case report


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