Incidental diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma following coronavirus OC 43 severe pneumonia

  • Carlo Iadevaia Department of Translational Medical and Surgical Science, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4925-6333
  • Fabio Perrotta | fabio.perrotta@unimol.it Department of Medicine and Health Sciences “V. Tiberio”, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7223-7037
  • Grazia Mazzeo Department of Translational Medical and Surgical Science; COVID Unit Vanvitelli, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3724-655X
  • Francesco Saverio Cerqua Department of Translational Medical and Surgical Science, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
  • Gennaro Mazzarella Department of Translational Medical and Surgical Science, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
  • Salvatore Guarino Department of Radiology, Monaldi Hospital, A.O.R.N. dei Colli, Naples, Italy.
  • Roberto Parrella Department of Infectious Disease, COVID Unit Cotugno Hospital, A.O.R.N. dei Colli, Naples, Italy.
  • Andrea Bianco Department of Translational Medical and Surgical Science; COVID Unit Vanvitelli, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4692-5901

Abstract

Viral infections are frequent among patients with thoracic malignancies prompted by dysregulation of innate and adaptative immune response. Clinical symptoms and radiological findings of both viral pneumonia and lung adenocarcinoma may overlap resulting in diagnostic and clinical  challenges.We present the case of a women admitted to our department presenting with an acute manifestation of coronavirus OC43 pneumonia with underlying undiagnosed lung adenocarcinoma.

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Published
2020-07-14
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Coronavirus OC43, lung adenocarcinoma, NSCLC, viral pneumonia, acute respiratory failure
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Iadevaia, C., Perrotta, F., Mazzeo, G., Cerqua, F. S., Mazzarella, G., Guarino, S., Parrella, R., & Bianco, A. (2020). Incidental diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma following coronavirus OC 43 severe pneumonia . Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1313

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