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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-119

Spontaneous pneumothorax during the recovery phase of coronavirus disease-19 Pneumonia

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey
3 Department of Respiratory Disease, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fatih Uzer
Department of Respiratory Disease, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_72_20

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There is not enough information about short- and long-term complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, following treatment. Pneumothorax due to barotrauma after adult respiratory distress syndrome has been observed in some viral infections. However, spontaneous pneumothorax occurring after treatment is uncommon. We report a case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who presented to the emergency department with pneumothorax 1 month after receiving treatment for COVID-19 infection. The patient had shortness of breath starting 3 weeks after discharge. He had a history of hospitalization due to a COPD attack within the past year. He was diagnosed as pneumothorax with radiological imaging.

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