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Empyema Thoracis in a Patient Admitted with COVID-19: A Case Report.
Basnet, Angela; Chaulagain, Sabin; Thapa, Ashok; Khadka, Manita; Khadka, Manoj; Shrestha, Dhan Bahadur.
  • Basnet A; Department of Internal Medicine, Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital, Banepa, Kavrepalanchok, Nepal.
  • Chaulagain S; Department of Internal Medicine, Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital, Banepa, Kavrepalanchok, Nepal.
  • Thapa A; Department of Internal Medicine, Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital, Banepa, Kavrepalanchok, Nepal.
  • Khadka M; Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Sanobharyang, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Khadka M; Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Sanobharyang, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Shrestha DB; Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc ; 59(244): 1313-1315, 2021 Dec 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1579278
ABSTRACT
After almost a year of declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, unusual presentations of the disease continue to be reported. Very little is known about its association with pleural disease. Here, we present a case of empyema thoracis in a 39-year-old male admitted with COVID-19. The pleural fluid later turned serosanguinous and eventually bleeding from other sites also occurred. During his treatment, antibiotics were given, thoracocentesis was performed and later thoracotomy was done. He died on the 19th day of admission following a hemorrhagic stroke. Pleural disease, although considered atypical and unusual presentation of COVID-19, needs careful and prompt diagnosis and earliest intervention. COVID-19, being a disease that involves multiple systems, and presentation of the disease may eventually lead to circulatory dysfunction and hence should be kept under consideration.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Empyema, Pleural / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Etiology study Limits: Adult / Humans / Male Language: English Journal: JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Jnma.6473

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Empyema, Pleural / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Etiology study Limits: Adult / Humans / Male Language: English Journal: JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Jnma.6473