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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Brugada Syndrome Diagnosed with COVID-19 Infection [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 95-97 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.74745

Brugada Syndrome Diagnosed with COVID-19 Infection

Berat Uğuz, Selma Kenar Tiryakioglu, Mustafa Yılmaztepe, Selvi Öztaş, İsmet Zengin
Department of Cardiology, Bursa City Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

The COVID-19 outbreak is a global public health problem, the disease has spread exponentially since the late December 2019, when the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were detected in Wuhan, China. Fever is the most common symptom in about 88% of cases, cough (68%), vomiting (5%), and diarrhea (3.8%) are the other common symptoms. In this case report, a 34-year-old male patient admitted to the emergency department with fever lasting for 3 days. The first diagnostic study, including documented computed tomography scan, was consistent with viral pneumonia and the 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showed a Brugada-type I pattern, ST segment elevation in the right precordial leads with no reciprocal changes. The patient had no chest pain, or syncope or a family history of sudden cardiac death. Cardiac enzymes were normal and echocardiographic examination showed normal wall motions and there was no pericardial effusion. The patient was hospitalized with a diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia confirmed by a positive nasopharyngeal swab test for COVID-19. Brugada syndrome is a rare disease manifested by ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads. Fever may cause Brugada-like changes in the ECG. With the reduction of fever, the Brugada-like ECG changes also disappeared.

Keywords: Arrhythmia, brugada syndrome, COVID-19

Berat Uğuz, Selma Kenar Tiryakioglu, Mustafa Yılmaztepe, Selvi Öztaş, İsmet Zengin. Brugada Syndrome Diagnosed with COVID-19 Infection. anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 95-97

Corresponding Author: Berat Uğuz, Türkiye
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