Title

Spontaneous Pneumothorax in an Elderly Patient With Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pneumonia

Affiliations

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Department of Internal Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Abstract

Background: The relationship between the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pneumothorax is not yet established. As of June 2020, few cases of nonintubated patients developing pneumothorax had been documented.

Case Report: We present the case of an elderly patient with COVID-19 pneumonia that resulted in a prolonged hospital course because of pneumothorax complication. The patient did not develop severe symptoms and did not require intubation.

Conclusion: This case report should aid clinicians assessing patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33071674

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