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Vol 89, No 1 (2021)
Case report
Published online: 2021-02-28
Submitted: 2020-07-18
Accepted: 2020-09-22
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Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy performed in acute COVID-19 pneumonia: first report

Ahmed Ehab, Florian Reissfelder, Juergen Laufer, Axel Tobias Kempa
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0032
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Pubmed: 33660249
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Adv Respir Med 2021;89(1):72-74.

open access

Vol 89, No 1 (2021)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2021-02-28
Submitted: 2020-07-18
Accepted: 2020-09-22

Abstract

A COVID-19 diagnosis is usually based on PCR detection of viral RNA in airway specimens in a patient with typical clinical fea-tures. Histological features of the COVID-19 lung disease are reported from autopsies. Transbronchial cryobiopsy (TBCB) is an evolving technique usually performed in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.
We report a TBCB in a 76-year-old female patient who had repeatedly tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection. The pathological examination revealed the presence of interstitial pneumonia with lymphocytic infiltration. The qRT-PCR against SARS-CoV-2 from a pharyngeal swab was positive after performing the TBCB.

Abstract

A COVID-19 diagnosis is usually based on PCR detection of viral RNA in airway specimens in a patient with typical clinical fea-tures. Histological features of the COVID-19 lung disease are reported from autopsies. Transbronchial cryobiopsy (TBCB) is an evolving technique usually performed in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.
We report a TBCB in a 76-year-old female patient who had repeatedly tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection. The pathological examination revealed the presence of interstitial pneumonia with lymphocytic infiltration. The qRT-PCR against SARS-CoV-2 from a pharyngeal swab was positive after performing the TBCB.

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Keywords

COVID-19 pneumonia; transbronchial lung cryobiopsy

About this article
Title

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy performed in acute COVID-19 pneumonia: first report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 89, No 1 (2021)

Article type

Case report

Pages

72-74

Published online

2021-02-28

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2021.0032

Pubmed

33660249

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2021;89(1):72-74.

Keywords

COVID-19 pneumonia
transbronchial lung cryobiopsy

Authors

Ahmed Ehab
Florian Reissfelder
Juergen Laufer
Axel Tobias Kempa

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