publication . Article . 2021

A 78-Year-Old Woman With Diarrhea and Respiratory Failure

Rafael Mahieu; Maxime Léger; Marie Dubillot; Julien Demiselle;
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  • Published: 04 Mar 2021 Journal: Chest, volume 159, issue 3, pages e159-e162 (issn: 0012-3692, eissn: 1931-3543, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Abstract
Case Presentation A 78-year-old woman was admitted to the ED with a 10-day history of diarrhea and recent onset of dry cough, fever, and asthenia. She had a medical history of obesity (BMI 32) and arterial hypertension treated with irbesartan. In the context of a large-scale lockdown in France during the COVID-19 pandemic, she only had physical contact with her husband, who did not report any symptoms. She required mechanical ventilation because of severe hypoxemia within 1 hour after admission to the ED.
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free text keywords: CHEST Pearls, Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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