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    Bipallidal Lesions MESHD in a COVID-19 Patient: A Case Report and Brief Review of Literature

    Authors: Sudhat Ashok; Kalyan Shastri; L. Beryl Guterman; Lee R. Guterman

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-34525/v1 Date: 2020-06-09 Source: ResearchSquare

    BackgroundAltered mentation in COVID-19 patients can be a function of any number of metabolic abnormalities MESHD associated with the infection MESHD. Here we present the case of an encephalopathic COVID-19 patient with bilateral globus pallidus lesions. While imaging abnormalities involving basal ganglia MESHD have been reported in encephalitis HP encephalitis MESHD caused by neuroinvasive flaviviruses, the bipallidal lesions noted here likely resulted from hypoxic-ischemic brain injury MESHD.Case PresentationA 51-year-old African American woman was found unresponsive at home by her fiancé. She had been complaining of shortness of breath MESHD and cough HP for three days. She is a former smoker with past medical history of hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, nephropathy HP nephropathy MESHD, and bipolar disorder MESHD. Upon examination, she was alert but nonverbal, following commands inconsistently, and unable to move extremities against gravity. After several minutes, she was able to state her name but kept repeating it in response to all questions. Chest radiograph revealed bilateral lung infiltrates. CT of the head showed hypodensities in bilateral globus pallidi. A non-contrast MRI of the brain showed symmetric restricted diffusion and FLAIR hyperintense signal changes in bilateral globus pallidi. Abnormal SWI signal seen in bilateral globus pallidi likely represents mineralization or hemosiderin. There were no striatal or thalamic lesions. Major intracranial arteries were widely patent.The patient later tested positive for 2019-nCoV using real-time PCR assay, and was transferred to our COVID-19 designated hospital campus. Thereafter, she had waxing and waning mentation. Repeat CT imaging 11 days after the first scan demonstrated resolution of the bipallidal hypodensities. The patient was recently discharged to a subacute rehab facility but is still experiencing confusion HP confusion MESHD.ConclusionsAs we come across neurological manifestations of COVID-19, we believe neuroimaging is likely to play an important role in establishing if central nervous system involvement is invariably due to indirect mechanisms such as metabolic or hypoxic-ischemic brain injury MESHD or if direct neuroinvasive disease MESHD is a possibility, as with certain viruses.

    The first 2019-nCoV infection case report from Iran

    Authors: Maryam Mansoori; Somayeh Vafaei; Zahra Madjd; Masoume Mesgarian

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-26452/v1 Date: 2020-05-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: The total mortality rate of COVID-19 is estimated almost at 2 % based on a wide range of publications. To avoid negative global impact of this new emergency, the entailment of control measures for prevention is highly recommended. Unfortunately, Iran has been the manifestation of attention as one of the countries is struggling with this pandemic. Here we intend to report a unique case of 2019-nCoV infected patient with underlying diseases MESHD and one of the rare pulmonary manifestations of 2019-nCoV infection MESHD ( pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD) who has recovered and discharged. Case presentation: The current case report from Iran showed a positive COVID-19 case accompanied by pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD and severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and even underlying diseases. She received twelve days of treatment and recovered with good oxygen saturation and without associated factors including fever HP fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD. In this report, presentations, diagnoses and management of novel 2019 coronavirus patient has been described in details. Conclusions: The pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD in 2019-nCoV is not a dominant feature and can be considered as one of the diagnostic features in the disease. Even with underlying diseases, 2019-nCoV symptoms are not supposed to be severed. 

    Clinical Characteristics of 208 Patients with COVID-19 in a Surrounding City of Wuhan, China

    Authors: Xin Chen; Peng Chen; Dodji Kossi Djakpo; Yan Lin; Rong Zhang; Zhiquan Wang

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-23842/v1 Date: 2020-04-19 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Since December 2019, a severe novel coronavirus ( SARS-CoV-2) infection (Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019,COVID-19) has occurred in Wuhan, China, and has rapidly spread to the country and around the world. This study intends to investigate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19 in a surrounding city of Wuhan.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 208 cases of COVID -19 patients from February 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020 in Xiaogan dongnan Hospital, collected basic information, history of exposure, medical history, clinical symptoms, laboratory indicators and pulmonary imaging Data, and analyzed the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of all patients. According to the clinical classification criteria, 208 patients were divided into light group and ordinary group, and the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the two groups were compared.Results: Among 208 patients in this study, with a median age TRANS of 50.5 years (IQR,36-64.7,range,10-91 years), among which 107 (51.4%) were males TRANS and 101 (48.6%) were females TRANS. 51 (24.5%) had a clear exposure to COVID-19 infection within 2 weeks before admission, and 40 (19.2%) had a history of residence or exposure in Wuhan within 2 weeks before admission. Among all the patients, there were 16 (7.7%) with pulmonary diseases MESHD, 41 (19.7%) with hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, 11 (5.3%) with coronary heart disease MESHD, 13 (6.3%) with diabetes MESHD, 12(5.8%) with a history of alcohol consumption, and 12(5.8%) with a history of smoking. Among all clinical symptoms, 146 cases (70.2%) of fever HP fever MESHD, the highest temperature range was 37.3℃-41℃ before admission, 115 (55.3%) cases of cough HP, and 57 (27.4%) cases of chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD, 47 (22.6%) cases of fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, 28 (13.5%) cases of inappetence, 9 (4.3%) cases of diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD, 7 (3.4%) cases of nasal congestion or runny nose , and 5 ( 2.4%) cases of pharyngalgia. Analysis of the laboratory results of 208 patients showed that 42 (20.2%) cases had decreased white blood SERO cell count, and 61 (29.3%) cases had decreased lymphocyte count. There were 154 (74%) cases with elevated CRP, 50 (24%) cases with elevated fasting blood SERO glucose, and 23 (11.1%) cases with elevated LDH (>245U/L). The comparison of clinical characteristics between the light group and the common group showed that the median age TRANS of the light group was 44.8 years (IQR 30-58), the median age TRANS of the common group was 53.1 years (IQR 38.8-67) (P<0.01). The symptoms of fever HP fever MESHD [53(80.3%) vs 93(65.5%),P<0.05], fatigue HP fatigue MESHD [53(80.3%) vs 93(65.5%),P<0.05] and inappetence [4(6.1%) vs 24(16.9%),P<0.05] in the light group were less than those in the common group. The white blood SERO cell count (5.48 vs 6.37, P<0.05), lymphocyte count (1.40 vs 1.61, P<0.05) and HDL-C (1.5 vs 1.3, P<0.05) of the common group were lower than that of the light group, while CRP (26.5 vs 22.1, P<0.01), AST (22.9 vs 18.5, P<0.05), fasting blood SERO glucose (5.8 vs 5.6, P<0.05), LDH (196.8 vs 157.9, P<0.001) of the common group were higher than that of the light group.Conclusion: COVID-19 infection is mainly in middle- aged TRANS and elderly TRANS patients, patients with other diseases MESHD are more susceptible to infection. The main symptoms of COVID-19 infection MESHD were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, and inappetence. Decreased lymphocyte count, increased CRP concentration, increased LDH concentration and decreased HDL-C concentration were the laboratory features of COVID-19 infection MESHD, and were important indicators to assess the severity of COVID-19 disease.

    Feasibility of Known RNA Polymerase Inhibitors as Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Drugs

    Authors: Ujjwal Neogi; Kyle J. Hill; Anoop T. Ambikan; Xiao Heng; Thomas P. Quinn; Siddappa N. Byrareddy; Anders Sönnerborg; Stefan G. Sarafianos; Kamal Singh

    id:10.20944/preprints202004.0184.v1 Date: 2020-04-12 Source: Preprints.org

    Coronaviruses (CoVs) are positive-stranded RNA viruses that infect MESHD humans and animals. Infection by CoVs such as HCoV-229E, -NL63, -OC43 and -HKUI1 leads to the common cold, short lasting rhinitis HP rhinitis MESHD, cough HP, sore throat and fever HP fever MESHD. However, CoVs such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) MESHD, and the newest SARS-CoV-2 (the causative agent of COVID-19) lead to severe and deadly diseases MESHD with mortality rates ranging between ~1 to 35% depending on factors such as age TRANS and pre-existing conditions. Despite continuous global health threats to human, there are no approved vaccines or drugs targeting human CoVs, and the recent outbreak of COVID-19 emphasizes an urgent need for therapeutic interventions. Using computational and bioinformatics tools, here we present the feasibility of reported broad-spectrum RNA polymerase inhibitors as anti- SARS-CoV-2 drugs targeting its main RNA polymerase, suggesting that investigational and approved nucleoside RNA polymerase inhibitors have potential as anti-SARS-CoV-2 drugs. However, we note that it is also possible for SARS-CoV-2 to evolve and acquire drug resistance mutations against these nucleoside inhibitors.

    Clinical characteristics of 208 patients with COVID-19 in a surrounding city of Wuhan, China

    Authors: Xin Chen; Peng Chen; Dodji Kossi Djakpo; Yan Lin; Rong Zhang; Zhiquan Wang

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-20783/v1 Date: 2020-04-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Since December 2019, a severe novel coronavirus ( SARS-CoV-2) infection (Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019,COVID-19) has occurred in Wuhan, China, and has rapidly spread to the country and around the world. This study intends to investigate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19 in a surrounding city of Wuhan.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 208 cases of COVID -19 patients from February 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020 in Xiaogan dongnan Hospital, collected basic information, history of exposure, medical history, clinical symptoms, laboratory indicators and pulmonary imaging Data, and analyzed the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of all patients. According to the clinical classification criteria, 208 patients were divided into light group and ordinary group, and the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the two groups were compared.Results: Among 208 patients in this study, with a median age TRANS of 50.5 years (IQR,36-64.7,range,10-91 years), among which 107 (51.4%) were males TRANS and 101 (48.6%) were females TRANS. 51 (24.5%) had a clear exposure to COVID-19 infection within 2 weeks before admission, and 40 (19.2%) had a history of residence or exposure in Wuhan within 2 weeks before admission. Among all the patients, there were 16 (7.7%) with pulmonary diseases MESHD, 41 (19.7%) with hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, 11 (5.3%) with coronary heart disease MESHD, 13 (6.3%) with diabetes MESHD, 12(5.8%) with a history of alcohol consumption, and 12(5.8%) with a history of smoking. Among all clinical symptoms, 146 cases (70.2%) of fever HP fever MESHD, the highest temperature range was 37.3℃-41℃ before admission, 115 (55.3%) cases of cough HP, and 57 (27.4%) cases of chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD, 47 (22.6%) cases of fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, 28 (13.5%) cases of inappetence, 9 (4.3%) cases of diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD, 7 (3.4%) cases of nasal congestion or runny nose , and 5 ( 2.4%) cases of pharyngalgia. Analysis of the laboratory results of 208 patients showed that 42 (20.2%) cases had decreased white blood SERO cell count, and 61 (29.3%) cases had decreased lymphocyte count. There were 154 (74%) cases with elevated CRP, 50 (24%) cases with elevated fasting blood SERO glucose, and 23 (11.1%) cases with elevated LDH (>245U/L). The comparison of clinical characteristics between the light group and the common group showed that the median age TRANS of the light group was 44.8 years (IQR 30-58), the median age TRANS of the common group was 53.1 years (IQR 38.8-67) (P<0.01). The symptoms of fever HP fever MESHD [53(80.3%) vs 93(65.5%),P<0.05], fatigue HP fatigue MESHD [53(80.3%) vs 93(65.5%),P<0.05] and inappetence [4(6.1%) vs 24(16.9%),P<0.05] in the light group were less than those in the common group. The white blood SERO cell count (5.48 vs 6.37, P<0.05), lymphocyte count (1.40 vs 1.61, P<0.05) and HDL-C (1.5 vs 1.3, P<0.05) of the common group were lower than that of the light group, while CRP (26.5 vs 22.1, P<0.01), AST (22.9 vs 18.5, P<0.05), fasting blood SERO glucose (5.8 vs 5.6, P<0.05), LDH (196.8 vs 157.9, P<0.001) of the common group were higher than that of the light group.Conclusion: COVID-19 infection is mainly in middle- aged TRANS and elderly TRANS patients, patients with other diseases MESHD are more susceptible to infection. The main symptoms of COVID-19 infection MESHD were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, and inappetence. Decreased lymphocyte count, increased CRP concentration, increased LDH concentration and decreased HDL-C concentration were the laboratory features of COVID-19 infection MESHD, and were important indicators to assess the severity of COVID-19 disease.

    Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Nanjing

    Authors: Wei Chen; Chunmei Hu; Lili Huang; Min Cai; Yongchen Zhang; Hongxia Wei; Yun Chi; Zhiliang Hu; Yi Zeng; Yishan Zheng; Ying Liu; Cong Cheng; Hongmei Zhang; Weixiao Wang; Xia Zhang; Yongxiang Yi

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-18007/v1 Date: 2020-03-18 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Since December 2019, the outbreak of COVID-19 has spread quickly and thumped many countries and regions. The epidemic of central China was under the spotlight and attracted much more attentions. However, there are few reports describing COVID-19 patients in the regions outside of Wuhan, which are undergoing the change from sporadic imported cases to community-acquired transmission TRANS.Methods: The electronic medical records of 74 laboratory-confirmed patients of COVID-19 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. Their epidemiological, demographic, clinical and radiological characteristics were systematically summarized. The difference between severe patients and non-severe patients were also analyzed statistically.Results: The 74 COVID-19 patients were composed of 4 (5.4%) mild patients, 56 (75.7%) common patients, 13 (17.6%) severe patients and 1 (1.4%) critical patient. 43 were male TRANS, and 31 were female TRANS, with the average age TRANS 48.1±17.5. No significant difference of susceptibility was observed between genders TRANS, and almost people with all age TRANS were susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD. Before Jan 26, only imported sporadic cases were observed. However, from that day onward, family cluster infection MESHD cases increased dramatically, up to 70.3% (52/74), which were mainly from 15 family. The incubation period TRANS spanned from 0 to 19 days, with the median 5, and 81.4% had symptom onset TRANS within 7 days. At admission, 31.1% of patients had underlying diseases MESHD and the most common underlying diseases were hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (13.5%) and diabetes MESHD (5.4%). The most common symptoms were fever HP fever MESHD (90.5%), cough HP (75.7%), fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (36.5%) and chest distress (32.4%). 36.5% and 16.2% of patients had leukopenia HP leukopenia MESHD and lymphocytopenia MESHD. 43.2% of patients had increased C reactive protein (CRP), and 40.5% had higher erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and 21.6% had higher calcitonin. 74.3% of patients had obvious lesions in both lung lobes MESHD and 56.8% of lesions manifested as ground glass opacity. Compared with non-severe group, the severe/critical group were significantly older and had more underlying diseases. After treatment, all patients improved and were discharged. No medical professional infection MESHD and death case were reported.Conclusion: The epidemic of COVID-19 in Nanjing were mainly caused by family cluster infection MESHD. The entire prevalence SERO and illness were much milder than those of Wuhan. The disease of COVID-19 could be controlled and cured.  

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