Spontaneous Pneumothorax Associated with Covid-19 Infection: A Case Series

Authors

  • Sanjog Kandel Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Manoj Karki Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Bidhata Rayamajhi Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Shatdal Chaudhary Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Niraj Kumar Jaiswal Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Narayan Gautam Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v10i02.51364

Keywords:

COVID-19, Pneumothorax, Intercoastal chest drain

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) virus, which mostly affects the respiratory system. As a result of the inflammatory response, mortality and morbidity are linked to fast clinical deterioration. Pneumothorax is a rare complication in COVID-19 patients that might exacer- bate the patient's hypoxia and necessitate rapid treatment.

It is critical to evaluate alternate diagnosis and repeat imaging in individuals with SARS-CoV-2 who have seen an abrupt worsening. We present a case series of four individuals who had spontaneous pneumothorax despite having no other risk factors for pneumothorax other than recent COVID-19 infection.

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Author Biographies

Sanjog Kandel, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of General Medicine

Manoj Karki, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of General Medicine

Shatdal Chaudhary, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of General Medicine

Niraj Kumar Jaiswal, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of General Medicine

Narayan Gautam, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of Biochemistry

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Kandel, S., Karki, M., Rayamajhi, B., Chaudhary, S., Jaiswal, N. K., & Gautam, N. (2022). Spontaneous Pneumothorax Associated with Covid-19 Infection: A Case Series . Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 10(02), 78–82. https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v10i02.51364

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Case Reports