COVID-19 Infection diagnosis Incidentally in orthopedic trauma patient: Report of six cases

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

2 School of medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

10.30491/tm.2020.233786.1131

Abstract

The outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China has spread worldwide rapidly. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the first pandemic of coronavirus family, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In Iran, the first cases of COVID-19 were officially announced between February 19 and 23, 2020 and it soon became clear that Iran is one of the countries that is worst-hit by COVID-19 outbreak. A considerable number of COVID-19 infected cases are asymptomatic but they can transmit the disease to others, especially healthcare workers. In this case series study, we evaluated orthopedic patients who came to orthopedic trauma ward of Imam Hossein Hospital, Tehran, Iran, as a central hospital for both orthopedic trauma and COVID-19 from the beginning of the outbreak of COVID-19 in our region. We incidentally detected six cases of COVID-19 during work-up for trauma management. These patients were managed and treated for both COVID-19 and trauma.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 12 December 2020
  • Receive Date: 02 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 25 November 2020