Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia in an Unvaccinated Female Treated With Remdesivir
Ocala Regional Medical Center
pneumonia, coronavirus disease 2019, ground glass opacity, obesity, covid-19 and obesity, remdesivir, peripheral ground glass opacities, covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, covid-19
Emergency Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases | Virus Diseases
Though recent developments in the management of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in significant progress, its continued persistence demands continued consideration both of larger scale public health factors as well as individual patient management. We present a case that provides a broad perspective across several issues within both categories, of a morbidly obese 34-year-old unvaccinated female presenting with respiratory distress secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia, managed through remdesivir therapy. Though this case presents an example of successful management, it nonetheless emphasizes the demand for a renewed focus on vaccine hesitancy and obesity as public health issues, particularly within the context of the pandemic.
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Ortega K, George A, DeGeorge CR, et al. Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia in an Unvaccinated Female Treated With Remdesivir. Cureus. 2022;14(10):e30286. doi:10.7759/cureus.30286