Nowadays COVID underestimates the other suspects
Yuce, Gulbahar Darilmaz
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The whole world has been facing the pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 infection and every day we still find out new knowledge regarding the disease. COVID-19 which is the name given to the clinical syndrome related to this infection has been shown to own a wide diversity of clinical presentations which challenges the healthcare workers and makes difficult the diagnosis and management of patients. Pulmonary embolism is also an entity that accompanies this type of infection and sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between the two. Here we present a patient who was admitted inward with typical lesions on chest tomography for COVID-19, but that turned out to be a submassive pulmonary embolism case without any infection. This case is remarkable because it shows that patients suspected for COVID-19 should be carefully examined and that pulmonary embolism can per se mimick the parenchymal lesions caused by viral infections.