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Formodet SARS-CoV-2-dødsfald hos en tidligere rask 50-årig mand

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In this case report, a 50-year-old man who had no medical history, presented with multiple cardiac arrests following a week with progressing symptoms of pneumonia. After achieving return of spontaneous circulation he presented with respiratory failure with severe hypoxia, septic shock, and multiple organ failure. A chest X-ray showed signs of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Despite aggressive intensive care management, the patient died 7.5 hours after admission. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was later confirmed, and the presumed cause of death was SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. In conclusion: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can lead to a fatal outcome in younger healthy residents, who are not treated timely in case of severe symptoms like dyspnoea.

Translated title of the contributionFatal outcome of coronavirus disease 2019 in a previously healthy 50-year-old man
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume182
Issue number16
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2020

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