Platypnoea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome in COVID-19

  • Francesca Salvotti Third Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Francesco Poiatti Third Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Stefano Bressa Third Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Giovanni Montani Third Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Matteo Nardin Third Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Damiano Rizzoni Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy; Division of Medicine, A.S.S.T. Spedali Civili di Brescia, Montichiari, Italy

Keywords

Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare disorder and its pathophysiology has puzzled clinicians for years. Few cases of POS are described in COVID-19 patients in the literature, with a high variability of conditions related to the syndrome. 
In this article, we report the case of a patient admitted to our hospital for SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia, who developed POS during the hospitalization.

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  • Published: 2021-10-22

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 10 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Salvotti F, Poiatti F, Bressa S, Montani G, Nardin M, Rizzoni D. Platypnoea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome in COVID-19. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002849.