PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX IN A PATIENT OF MILD COVID-19 WITHOUT ANY RISK FACTORS: A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Sudipto Chakraborty Internal Medicine, Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Rajeswar Samanta Internal Medicine, Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Sandip Kumar Chandra Internal Medicine, Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Susobhan Mondal Internal Medicine, Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Syamasis Bandhyopadhyay Internal Medicine, Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55374/jseamed.v8.195

Keywords:

COVID 19, Primary Spontaneous pneumothorax, Pneumothorax

Abstract

A 36-year-old man with a recent history of lower respiratory tract infection of mild COVID-19 was treated at home without any comorbidities or addiction. He was sent to the emergency department after day 14 of COVID-19 infection. He complained of sudden onset right-sided chest pain with gradually increasing shortness of breath on exertion for three days. He received a diagnosis of primary spontaneous pneumothorax clinically and radiologically. An intercostal chest drain was inserted, which was removed after clinical recovery and radiologic re-expansion. He was discharged and followed up at the outpatient department; he was in good health and resumed his usual activities.

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HRCT chest on the day of admission

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2024-03-07

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Chakraborty S, Samanta R, Chandra S, Mondal S, Bandhyopadhyay S. PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX IN A PATIENT OF MILD COVID-19 WITHOUT ANY RISK FACTORS: A CASE REPORT. J Southeast Asian Med Res [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];8:e0195. Available from: https://jseamed.org/index.php/jseamed/article/view/195

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