Because not every cough is COVID-19

Less ground glass and more grain on this X-ray

In a world consumed with coronavirus, here is a breath of fresh (blood-tinged, sputum-flecked) air to remind you that not every cough is COVID-19.

Chest X-ray

A 56-year-old man presented to an ED in the US with a two-month history of fatigue, weight loss, night sweats and fever.

He also had a cough producing sputum with occasional haemoptysis. Originally from Haiti, the man had immigrated to the US 10 years earlier.

Although breathing comfortably, the patient appeared cachectic, and auscultation found the