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The second wave of desaturation in COVID-19
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  • Mohd Islam Alghizzawi,
  • Fateen Ata,
  • Zohaib Yousaf,
  • Mousa Ahmad Alhiyari,
  • Ammara Bint I Bilal,
  • Abdelhaleem Elhiday,
  • Ahmad Salih Abdulhadi
Mohd Islam Alghizzawi
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Fateen Ata
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Zohaib Yousaf
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Mousa Ahmad Alhiyari
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Ammara Bint I Bilal
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Abdelhaleem Elhiday
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Ahmad Salih Abdulhadi
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Abstract

After a complete symptomatic recovery after COVID-19 pneumonia, the second phase of desaturation is a new phenomenon that is being increasingly observed. Two possible mechanisms behind it can be a continued subclinical infection and lung fibrosis. We have presented a case with the former mechanism, who responded well to steroids.

Peer review status:Published

Mar 2021Published in New Microbes and New Infections on pages 100866. 10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100866