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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2024.060301.

Successful treatment for a 90-year-old female with severe perineal and buttock burns and concomitant COVID-19 pneumonia: A case report and literature review


Ting He, Wei Liu, Dai An, Huageng Yuan, Chuan-an Shen

Corresponding Author:
Chuan-an Shen

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Burns Institute, The Fourth Medical Center of Chinese Peoples Liberation Army General Hospital, Haidian District, Beijing, 100048, China


Elderly patients infected with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are prone to experience a severe or critical type with more serious and even life-threatening clinical manifestations which are difficult to manage. If the infected elderly patient sustains burns to anatomically special sites, the management will be demanding and stressful since the patients are at higher risk of developing severe complications such as infection, shock and multiple organ dysfunction. This report reviewed and analyzed the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and successful treatment of a 90-year-old female sustaining severe perineal and buttock burns with the comorbidity of COVID-19. A general principal, i.e., ‘care for COVID first while stabilizing burn-related conditions’ for treating patients of this kind is introduced and recommended.


Burn; COVID-19; Pneumonia; Elderly

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Ting He, Wei Liu, Dai An, Huageng Yuan, Chuan-an Shen. Successful treatment for a 90-year-old female with severe perineal and buttock burns and concomitant COVID-19 pneumonia: A case report and literature review. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 3: 1-5. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2024.060301.


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