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Fever (2)

Cough (2)

Dyspnea (2)

Nausea (2)

Diarrhea (2)


Human Phenotype

Fever (2)

Cough (2)

Nausea (2)

Headache (2)

Myalgia (2)


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    COVID-19 Case Series at UnityPoint Health St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA

    Authors: Daniel E McGrail; Dianna Edwards

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.17.20156521 Date: 2020-07-19 Source: medRxiv

    A retrospective, descriptive study of all patients tested for SARS-CoV2 on admission for illness to a community hospital in Iowa from 3/21/20 thru 6/14/20 consisted of evaluation as to demographics, presentation and hospital course. Ninety-one patients were SARS-CoV2 PCR+ with 63% being male TRANS and a median age TRANS of 60. Cardiovascular disease MESHD was a significant comorbidity in the PCR+ group. Fever HP Fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD, nausea HP nausea MESHD, emesis MESHD, diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD, headache HP headache MESHD and myalgias HP myalgias MESHD were significantly more common in that group, as was an elevated CRP, LDH, serum SERO ferritin and transaminases. Overall survival of the COVID-19 patients was 88%, 77% in the critically ill, 59% of those mechanically ventilated and 33% of those requiring new dialysis. Survival was 93% in those not receiving any antivirals. Survival of those treated with hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin was 92%, compared to 86% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone. The latter two groups were significantly more ill than the untreated group. A transition from an early intubation strategy to aggressive utilization of high flow nasal cannula and noninvasive ventilation(i.e BiPAP) was successful in freeing up ICU resources.

    COVID-19 may present with an itchy erythematous papular rash MESHD: a case report

    Authors: Alice Serafini; Peter K. Kurotschka; Mariabeatrice Bertolani; Silvia Riccomi

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-27233/v1 Date: 2020-05-06 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: the most commonly reported clinical manifestations of Coronavirus Disease MESHD (COVID- 19) are: fever HP, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, dry cough MESHD cough HP, anorexia HP anorexia MESHD, myalgias HP myalgias MESHD, dyspnoea MESHD and sputum production. Other, rarer, manifestations include headache HP headache MESHD, sore throat, rhinorrhoea, nausea HP nausea MESHD, diarrhoea and olfactory or taste disorders MESHD. Two recent small-scale studies suggest the possibility of a skin rash HP skin rash MESHD being a clinical presentation of the disease. The purpose of our case report is to bring attention to an atypical presentation of the disease ( skin rash HP skin rash MESHD) and reflect on the importance of the correct identification of COVID-19 suspicious symptoms as part of the crucial activity of case-finding in primary care.Case presentation: the patient is an Italian 32 years old female TRANS nurse who has had several close contacts TRANS to COVID-19 cases during her working shifts. On the 13 th March 2020 she developed an itchy erythematous papular rash MESHD sparing only her sparing only her face, scalp and abdomen. One week later she developed fever HP fever MESHD and diarrhoea MESHD. During the first week of remote assessment carried out by her General Practitioner (GP), she gradually developed a dry cough MESHD cough HP, intermittent fever HP fever MESHD and diarrhoea MESHD. At the time of article submission (31 days after the symptoms onset TRANS), she has not completely recovered and is still suffering of a dry cough MESHD cough HP, headache HP headache MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD and, occasionally, diarrhoea MESHD.Conclusions: this study suggest that skin manifestations could be an early presentation of COVID-19 and, during outbreaks, they should be taken into proper account by primary care providers as possibly caused by Sars-Cov-2. Early identification of COVID-19 patients is a crucial part of the strategy of case detection and case isolation, which has shown to be crucial in the reduction of incidence and COVID-19-related mortality. Further research is needed to establish frequency, symptoms, signs, pathogenesis and role in case detection of skin manifestations in COVID-19 patients.

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