Case Series
Volume 11 Issue 6 - 2022
Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum and Pneumothorax in Patients with COVID 19 in Tertiary Care Center: A Case Series
Jaffar Khan1, Zain Khan2, Muhammad Talha Nawaz3, Irfan Mir Chohan4, Ibrahim Ali Khan1 and Javaid Ahmed Khan1*
1Department of Pulmonology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
3Medical College, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
4School of Management, Jiangsu University, China
*Corresponding Author: Javaid Ahmed Khan, Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: April 06, 2022; Published: May 31, 2022




Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a pandemic since its onset at the end of 2019 [1]. COVID 19 is well known in affected individuals for causing several fatal complications. Among its rare complications are subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax, with very few case reports has been published in the literature to date. We present four cases of reverse- transcriptase Polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed COVID-19 patients who developed these complications during their hospital course and its impact on their prognosis. Out of four patients, one patient died secondary to sepsis and multiple organ failure.

Keywords: Subcutaneous Emphysema; Covid-19; Pneumothorax; Pneumomediastinum

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Citation: Javaid Ahmed Khan., et al. “Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum and Pneumothorax in Patients with COVID 19 in Tertiary Care Center: A Case Series”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 11.6 (2022): 43-49.

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