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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


RIVERA, Josef; AYALA, Ricardo  and  AMADO, José. Severe pneumonia of torpid evolution in young patient with negative molecular test for new coronavirus. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.4, pp.731-737. ISSN 1814-5469.

The coronavirus disease originating in 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly throughout the world, wreaking havoc on the health system and society. The case of a 26-year-old man with a history of asthma and obesity is reported. He returned from the United States and came to the emergency room with respiratory symptoms, hypoxemia, and interstitial infiltrate on the chest X-ray. The admission to the isolation room was decided, and the molecular test RT-PCR of the nasopharyngeal swab was negative, for which he was transferred to a standard emergency room. Initial management was conservative; however, the patient evolved unfavorably requiring ventilatory support, and died on the fifth day of hospitalization. A second positive result for SARS-CoV-2 was received the day after the patient died; he was one of the first young victims in Peru.

Keywords : COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Pneumonia viral; Coronavirus infections; Emergency medical services (Source: MeSH NLM)..

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