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Belching as a symptom of COVID-19: Case presentation

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  • Nuvia Novoa Acosta Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Hospital Universitario. Manuel Ascunce Domenech. Unidad de Terapia Intermedia. Camagüey, Cuba image/svg+xml
  • Liuba Yamila Peña Galbán Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Docente Dr. Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1613-5415
  • Oscar Liza Hernández Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Hospital Militar Clínico Quirúrgico Docente Dr. Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja. Camagüey, Cuba
  • Hector Perez Assef Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana image/svg+xml

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5036

Keywords:

Belching, Alarm Symptoms, acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID-19, Intensive care

Abstract

Introduction: The main symptoms of this viral infection are fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, but there is an increase in the report of cases of COVID-19 that presented gastrointestinal symptoms and evolved towards severity. Objective: To present a patient with SARS-CoV-2 infection who, from gastrointestinal manifestations, progressed to stages of disease severity and death. Case presentation: Male patient, 55 years old, with a history of high blood pressure for which he was following a treatment schedule with captopril (25 mg) 1 tablet twice a day. He began with general malaise and persistent belching, lasting several hours, fever appeared on the third day and a diagnosis of SARS CoV-2 infection was made . The next day, respiratory distress appeared suddenly while the aforementioned symptoms persisted and the patient progressed to acute respiratory distress syndrome, supported by ventilatory support, but died despite this. Conclusions: Gastrointestinal manifestations are not so infrequent, knowledge of these manifestations allows us to be alert during follow-up and establish an early diagnosis with the aim of reducing complications and the mortality rate in patients with atypical presentations of the disease.

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Author Biographies

Nuvia Novoa Acosta, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Hospital Universitario. Manuel Ascunce Domenech. Unidad de Terapia Intermedia. Camagüey, Cuba

 

 

Oscar Liza Hernández, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Hospital Militar Clínico Quirúrgico Docente Dr. Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja. Camagüey, Cuba

Especialista de Segundo Grado en Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias. Especialista de Primer Grado en MGI. Profesor Asistente. Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Hospital Militar Clínico Quirúrgico Docente Dr. Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja. Camagüey, Cuba.

Hector Perez Assef, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted

11/29/2022

How to Cite

Acosta, N. N., Galbán, L. Y. P., Hernández, O. L., & Assef, H. P. (2022). Belching as a symptom of COVID-19: Case presentation. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5036

Section

Health Sciences

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