ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Successfully Managed COVID-19 Pneumonia with Prone Positioning and Convalescent Plasma Therapy [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. Ahead of Print: EMJ-48991 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.48991

Successfully Managed COVID-19 Pneumonia with Prone Positioning and Convalescent Plasma Therapy

Fulya Yılmaz1, Koray Baş2
1Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Health Science University İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Health Science University İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Background: We report patient with a severe COVID-19 pneumonia, which was successfully managed with prone positioning and convalescent plasma therapy.
Case Report: A 56-year-old-woman presented to the emergency department with symptoms of cough, weakness and fever. The patient did not have any comorbid conditions apart from a well-controlled diabetes mellitus. She was hospitalized with a diagnosis of suspected COVID-19 pneumonia based on her chest CT scan. Due to deterioration in her follow-up, she was transferred to the ICU and was intubated, positioned to prone and convalescent plasma therapy was administered. Seven days after intubation, the patient was extubated, and on the 27th day of the ICU admission, she was discharged back to the ward from ICU.
Conclusion: COVID-19 still has no specific treatment. Urgent development of successful treatment modalities is necessary. However, until an effective treatment is found, the application of the existing alternative treatment methods and sharing the results may guide and help studies.

Keywords: COVID-19, pneumonia, prone position, convalescent plasma therapy.



Corresponding Author: Fulya Yılmaz, Türkiye
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