Volume : IX, Issue : VII, July - 2020

BILATERAL PNEUMONIA AND COVID-19 RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME IN A NONAGENARY PATIENT.

Nataly Sofia Valdiviezo Allauca, Victor Esteban Larrea Del Castillo, Diana Alexandra Condor Munoz, Erick Patricio Duque Sanchez, Chrystel Carolina Navarrete Cadena, Mayra Alexandra Yauli Santos

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The appearance of epidemics is not something new in the history of humanity, but in recent years we have been witnessing epidemic outeaks, many of them due to viruses, causing social alarm. The reasons why these outeaks have more impact, are human reasons and derive from our way of life (living in large cities, more trips for leisure or business, commercial exchanges) and from the hyper information that exists where the large mass media , formal or informal, keep us updated minute by minute of the development of any event of global impact.1 A pandemic in the context of an aging society is currently the reality that is lived. The COVID-19 virus causes diverse clinical manifestations that include respiratory symptoms, from the common cold to severe pneumonia with respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), septic shock, and multiple organ failure. The elderly population has a greater susceptibility to infection and to the more serious forms of it. The present case tries to contribute a practical vision on the peculiarities of the infection by COVID-19, in this population group in general, exposing a clinical case of a nonagenarian patient. 2 Objective: Exposing how Covid-19 in a nonagenarian patient develops ARDS. Method: This is a systematic review of bilateral pneumonia and respiratory distress syndrome by COVID-19 in a nonagenarian patient, emphasizing its clinical characteristics and short-term complications. The information and images obtained belong to the medical personnel in charge of the case whose reinforcements rest on the statistical package Excel, Word and JPG. Conclusion: ARDS is an important complication in severe disease that can occur in 20% of patients with COVID-19 infection. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation is a valid therapeutic option also in the elderly patient. Thus, the early approach and follow-up of fragile infected patients could improve their survival.

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BILATERAL PNEUMONIA AND COVID-19 RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME IN A NONAGENARY PATIENT., Nataly Sofia Valdiviezo Allauca, Victor Esteban Larrea Del Castillo, Diana Alexandra Condor Munoz, Erick Patricio Duque Sanchez, Chrystel Carolina Navarrete Cadena, Mayra Alexandra Yauli Santos GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-9 | Issue-7 | July-2020


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