Respiratory Distress with Minimal Exertion: A Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pneumonia
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; pandemics; respiratory tract infections; coronavirus infections; pneumonia; dyspnea
Respiratory Tract Diseases | Virus Diseases
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that can cause severe respiratory distress. Interestingly, patients can present with COVID-19 and appear relatively well but with significant hypoxia, even with minimal movement. The authors present the case of a well-appearing gentleman who became acutely short of breath while undergoing chest imaging, stating he could not breathe. He tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered. His presentation, clinical course and imaging findings are discussed.
Fusco, Nicholas; Ganti, Latha; Webb, Amanda L.; Houck, Jessica; Kwon, Bryan; and Lebowitz, David
"Respiratory Distress with Minimal Exertion: A Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pneumonia,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 1:
0, Article 12.
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