Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a clinical entity characterized by positional dyspnoea (platypnea) and arterial desaturation (orthodeoxia) that occurs when sitting or standing up and usually re-solves by lying down. POS may result from some cardiopulmonary disorders or from other miscellaneous ae-tiologies. We report a case of POS in a patient after fibrotic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary embolism. The patient did not have any evidence of an intracardiac/intrapulmo-nary shunt.

Platypnea-orthodeoxia after fibrotic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia. A case report / Longo, C.; Ruffini, L.; Zanoni, N.; Longo, F.; Accogli, R.; Graziani, T.; Chetta, A.. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 91:3(2020), pp. 1-7. [10.23750/abm.v91i3.10386]

Platypnea-orthodeoxia after fibrotic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia. A case report

Longo C.;Zanoni N.;Longo F.;Accogli R.;Chetta A.
2020

Abstract

Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a clinical entity characterized by positional dyspnoea (platypnea) and arterial desaturation (orthodeoxia) that occurs when sitting or standing up and usually re-solves by lying down. POS may result from some cardiopulmonary disorders or from other miscellaneous ae-tiologies. We report a case of POS in a patient after fibrotic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary embolism. The patient did not have any evidence of an intracardiac/intrapulmo-nary shunt.
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