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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 267-269

COVID-19-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome and challenges faced in management of young morbidly obese patient


Department of Critical Care Unit, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Joshua David
Department of Critical Care Unit, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_53_22

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In 2020, the World Health Organization described the SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory distress syndrome [ARDS]) for the first time. Millions of people were affected by the COVID virus worldwide, and many of them lost their lives too. Our center was also one health-care center that has played a significant role in managing severe ARDS patients secondary to COVID-19 infection. We want to outline the challenges faced by the respiratory therapist in managing a 24-year-old morbidly obese young male with severe ARDS due to COVID-19.


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