Case Series of Pneumomediastinum in COVID-19 Infection

Fakhreddine S, Infectious Disease Department, Saint George Hospital, Hadath, Lebanon, Jaber R, Skaff E, Salloum S, Maatouk A, Medical Student, Lebanese University, Lebanon, Medical Student, Lebanese University, Lebanon, Department of Internal Medicine, Lebanene University, Lebanon, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Covid 19 Program Director, Saint George Hospital, Hadath, Lebanon
2021 Austin journal of infectious diseases  
Pneumomediastinum is rare in viral infection of the lung however in COVID-19 patients it is more common. Study Design: Case series of 14 moderate to severe COVID cases complicated by Pneumomediastinum admitted to Saint George Hospital over 4 months. Data was collected retrospectively from medical charts of the patients. Results: Most of the patients were males. Average hospital stay was 15.21 days. Five patients (35.72%) developed pneumomediastinum without any kind of mechanical ventilation
more » ... cal ventilation during hospitalization. Around 35.72% of the patients were discharged and the average time till death was 8.8 days. Conclusion: Pneumomediastinum can develop without any positive pressure ventilation in COVID-19 infection.
doi:10.26420/austinjinfectdis.2021.1043 fatcat:qffgdd7hdnekzdkxgaxydzhst4