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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

When COVID rules…. Severe acute respiratory illness due to another virus

1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Rayees Kathim
Rashmilas, Tower Stop, Edayannur P.O, Chalode, Kannur - 670 595, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_18_21

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This is a case of a 49-year-old male alcoholic who developed severe breathlessness, desaturation, and loss of consciousness following an alcoholic bout. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, he was suspected to be having COVID-19 infection. His clinical and radiological presentations were atypical for COVID-19. On investigations, it was found to be due to another rare viral pneumonia. The case is being reported due to its rarity.

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