Letter on the case report of Platypnea-orthodeoxia after SARSCoV-2 pneumonia plus historical notes n/a

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Paulo César Corrêa

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Platypnea, Orthodeoxia, SARS-CoV-2, Pneumonia

Abstract

A new cause of POS hás been recently described: SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. Important aspects regarding the case are presented and clarifications requested from the authors. Dr Howard B. Burchell described platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) in 1949. Burchell´s contributions to Medicine are briefly presented as well as his career.

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