Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-4559

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Pneumothorax Aggravated Respiratory Failure in a Patient with SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia


Ting Li* and Gang Wu

High-flow oxygen inhalation, noninvasive and invasive ventilation were used for a 68-year-old female with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia successively. Secondary-infection, injury of liver and kidney, respiratory acidosis and coagulation disorder were revealed by laboratory findings. Two weeks after admission, chest radiograph showed pneumothorax. She died of respiratory failure four days later.


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