DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20220349

Case report on post COVID-19 penile gangrene

Devashish Sharma, Shirish Mishra, Dilip Chaurasia

Abstract


SARS-CoV-2, a β-coronavirus, is a highly contagious respiratory pathogen that causes a disease. Penile Gangrene may be a rare manifestation in the post COVID-19 infection period in a non-vasculopathic patient. There may be an association with component of coagulopathy seen in COVID-19 patients. This case report describes a case with gangrene of penis in a young boy with concurrent COVID-19 infection. Clinical evaluation, investigation diagnostic workup and management of the patient was done in a routine basis. It was found that acute onset pain and blackening of his penis which developed after COVID-19 related symptoms in absence of any other identifiable cause. Unfortunately, the patient lost the involved body part and sustained a permanent disability. Early identification of such a morbid and disabling condition can help in preventing further spread of infection and may also prevent loss of organ or body part.


Keywords


COVID-19, Coagulapathy, Thrombogenesis, Gangrene

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