COVID 19 infection in young patient with pectus excavatumRev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba. 2021 03 25; 78(1):52-56.RF
The SARS-Cov-2 infection causing the COVID 19 disease mainly affects the respiratory system, in most cases presenting mild symptoms, however in patients with comorbidities such as pectus excavatum that cause an alteration in lung function, the disease It can be deadly.
A 25-year-old male with a history of congenital pectus excavatum and scoliosis, with clinical of COVID 19 and confirmatory results of PCR, TC and Rx of the infection, begins with mild symptoms of affection in the upper respiratory tract, cough and odynophagia, that due to its basic anatomical alteration, progresses to SDRA, is treated with Oxygen Therapy, Ampicillin Sulbactam, Azithromycin, Oseltamivir, Lopinavir / Ritonavir, Hydroxychloroquine, Tiotropium, Paracetamol, Heparin and Omeprazole presenting a favorable evolution on the third day of hospitalization.
The case reflects what is known to date about the risk of severe complications that SARS-CoV-2 infection can present in patients with comorbidities or pathologies that alter lung function such as the pectus excavatum. Therefore it would be important to generate specific management protocols for the clinical improvement of these patients with congenital anatomical alterations.