Am J Case Rep 2021 Jul 31;22:e932660. Epub 2021 Jul 31.
Department of Pneumology, Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
BACKGROUND There is growing concern about the clinical course of certain diseases in patients who are simultaneously infected by SARS-CoV-2. This report is of a 34-year-old woman from Brazil with a recent diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) diagnosed by raised serum VEGF-D levels and the finding of lung cysts on computed tomography (CT) imaging, who presented with COVID-19 pneumonia. CASE REPORT Five months after the diagnosis of pulmonary LAM, which was based on the presence of diffuse and bilateral cystic lesions on CT scan associated with high serum VEGF-D levels, the patient presented with worsening dyspnea, drop in peripheral oxygen oxygenation, fever, and diffuse myalgia. Read More