COVID-19 Associated Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion Masquerading as Heart Failure in Rheumatic Heart Disease

  • Jahanzeb Malik Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Nismat Javed Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hesham Naeem Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Abdul Sattar Rana Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Umar Ikram Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Keywords

COVID-19, pleural effusion, rheumatic heart disease

Abstract

The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that began in Wuhan, China, became an international emergency when thousands of people were infected around the world. COVID-19 emerged in Pakistan in April 2020, precipitating a nationwide lockdown. While some countries are now recovering from the pandemic, its peak is not estimated to occur in Pakistan until August 2020. We present a case of rheumatic heart disease with fever, myalgia and an unusual radiological finding of the virus.

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  • Published: 2020-07-10

    Issue: Vol 7 No 8 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Malik J, Javed N, Naeem H, Rana AS, Ikram U. COVID-19 Associated Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion Masquerading as Heart Failure in Rheumatic Heart Disease. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Jul.10 [cited 2020Sep.24];7(8). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1842