Lung abscess in COVID-19
Objective: COVID-19 is a new emerging disease since December 2019 that later was announced by WHO as a global pandemic. Radioimaging appearance of COVID-19 is varied yet dominantly showed as a ground glass appearance in CT-imaging. Lung abscess in COVID-19 is an extremely rare case, therefore it needs further discussion.
Method: We report a 39 year-old male patient of COVID-19 with lung abscess
Result: This case report describe a COVID-19 patient who showed a very rare clinical manifestation; lung abscess. The patient showed negative result of TB molecular test. Chest tube insertion procedure was performed in this patient who showed an improvement after abscess being drained.
Conclusion: Lung abscess may occur in COVID-19. Abscess drainage procedure may improve clinical condition of COVID-19 patient.