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MeSH Disease

Fever (158)

Cough (91)

Coronavirus Infections (78)

Dyspnea (71)

Fatigue (56)

Human Phenotype

Cough (195)

Fever (174)

Fatigue (61)

Pneumonia (59)

Hypertension (48)


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    Association factors with severe cases and antiviral drug assessment in patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Xiaowei Gong; Xianfeng Guo; Shiwei Kang; Yan Li; Haixiang Gao; Yadong Yuan

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-02 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Due to the latent onset of novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), it is important to identify patients with increased probabilities for disease progression early in order to implement timely medical strategies. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with severe COVID-19 and evaluate the current antiviral drugs, especially in severe patients.Methods This was a retrospective observational study performed at the No. 7 Hospital of Wuhan (Wuhan, China) with hospitalized patients confirmed with COVID-19 from January 11 to March 13, 2020. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify the associated factors of severe COVID. Treatment of antivirus drugs were collected and evaluated.Results Of the 550 patients, 292 (53.1%) were female TRANS and 277 (50.4%) were ≥ 60 years old. The most common symptom was fever HP fever MESHD (n = 372, 67.7%), followed by dry cough MESHD cough HP (n = 257, 46.7%), and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (n = 237, 43.1%), and fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (n = 224, 40.7%). Among the severe patients, 20.2% required invasive ventilator support and 18.0% required non-invasive ventilator. The identified risk factors for severe cases were: age ≥ 60 years (odds ratio (OR) = 3.02, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.13–8.08, P = 0.028), D-dimer > 0.243 µg/ml (OR = 2.734, 95%CI: 1.012–7.387, P = 0.047), and low oxygenation index (OR = 0.984, 95%CI: 0.980–0.989, P < 0.001). In severe cases, the benefits of arbidol alone was 73.3%, which was better than ribavirin (7/17, 41.2%, P = 0.029).Conclusions Age ≥ 60 years, D-dimer > 0.243 µg/ml, and lower oxygenation index were associated with severe cases. Arbidol might provide more clinical benefits in treating patients with severe COVID-19 compared with other antiviral drugs.

    Gastrointestinal symptoms in coronavirus disease MESHD 2019: a cross-sectional study in Wuhan, China

    Authors: Yong Zhang; Zuneng Lu; Bo Wang; Jinxing Chang; Yonggang Ma

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background To investigate the clinical symptoms of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), particularly the prevalence SERO, time of symptom onset TRANS, and duration of gastrointestinal ( GI MESHD) symptoms.Methods This was a cross-sectional study using paper questionnaires. COVID-19 patients in a temporary hospital in Wuhan voluntarily completed surveys collecting data on COVID-19 symptoms and investigation results.Results A total of 212 adults TRANS were enrolled in this study, of whom 127 (59.9%) were female TRANS, mean age TRANS was 48.50 ± 13.15 years. Concerning symptoms, 78.8% (167/212) had fever HP fever MESHD, and 66% (140/212) had cough HP. Diarrhoea MESHD occurred in 43.8% (93/212) of patients. Nausea and vomiting HP Nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD were also common (20.7%). Fever HP Fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD were frequently the initial symptoms of COVID-19, and they lasted for 5.00 [interquartile range (IQR): 3.00–10.00] days and 10.00 (IQR: 5.00–24.00) days, respectively. Most patients developed nausea and vomiting HP nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD 2.00 (IQR: 0–9.00) days and diarrhoea MESHD 5.00 (IQR: 0.25–11.00) days after the onset of initial symptoms, respectively. There was a median duration of 4.00 (IQR: 2.00–8.75) days with diarrhoea MESHD, and 6.00 (IQR: 4.00–10.00) days with nausea and vomiting HP nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD. The patients with diarrhoea MESHD were younger [45.85 ± 13.28 years vs 50.61 ± 12.82 years, P = 0.009] and were more likely to have an abnormal chest CT (95.7% vs 82.4%, P = 0.001) than those without diarrhoea MESHD.Conclusions In our cohort of patients, GI symptoms MESHD were common in COVID-19, occurred mostly during the middle stage of the disease, and lasted for a short duration. GI MESHD symptoms may not be associated with COVID-19 related treatment.

    Clinical Characteristics of Severe Covid Pneumonia HP: Exploring New Trends in ICU

    Authors: Aftab Akhtar; Sheher Bano; Ahtesham Iqbal; Moazma Ramzan; Aayesha Qadeer; Syed Waqar Hussain; Anam Saleem; Omair-ul-Haq Lodhi; Sana Zubair; Abdul Hameed kiani

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-31 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: In late December 2019, Covid-19 emerged as clusters of pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD of unknown cause in a province of china, Wuhan. Etiological agent was identified as novel coronavirus that resembles severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) MESHD and has zoonotic transmission TRANS. Covid pneumonia HP can remain asymptomatic TRANS, present as mild infection, severe HP infection, severe MESHD pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD or respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD. Diagnosis is based on rRT-PCR carried out on respiratory secretions. Covid related mortality exceeds 50% once patient requires ICU admission. Objective: To study the characteristics of ICU population admitted to ICU of Shifa International hospital.Results: we prospectively analysed 74 patients which included 43.3% females TRANS and 56.7% males TRANS. Commonest symptoms were shortness of breath MESHD (94.5%), fever HP fever MESHD (74.3%) and cough HP (74.3%). Most of our study population consisted of non-smokers (79.7%) and had hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (59.4%) followed by diabetes MESHD (47.2%). Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin combination is superior to hydroxychloroquine and doxycycline in reducing mortality (p=0.023) whereas Doxycycline alone resulted in increased mortality (p=0.009). Those who did not require antibiotics or required only narrow spectrum antibiotics had increased survival and reduced requirement of invasive mechanical ventilation (p=< 0.0001). in our study population, (44.9%) developed acute kidney injury HP acute kidney injury MESHD, 2.7% needed re-intubations 10.8% developed surgical emphysema HP emphysema MESHD and 2.7 % thromboembolic MESHD events despite full anticoagulation. ICU mortality was 41.8% and was higher in females TRANS (59.4%, p=0.008), those who had SOFA score > 3.5 at time of admission, raised D-Dimers > 931 ng/ml, NLR > 9.2. It was further high in those who required invasive mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support (58.1% mortality p=< 0.001). ICU stay was more prolonged in those requiring invasive mechanical ventilation as compared to those who did not. (23 days vs 6 days, p=0.001). Mean plateau pressure was 19.6 ± 7.6; mean Driving pressures 14.4 ± 4.6; mean PaO2/FiO2 150.7 ± 73.9; mean SPO2/FiO2 173.9 ± 106.9; mean PEEP was 8.2 ±4.33.Conclusion: We concluded that severe covid pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD is common amongst males TRANS, non-smokers those who had comorbid. HCQ and azithromycin combination is superior to combination of HCQ and doxycycline or doxycycline alone and QT prolongation MESHD is a rare complication. Baseline NLR, APACHI II, SOFA, SAPS II, NUTRIC scores, D-Dimers, invasive ventilation and vasopressor support are important tools to predict ICU mortality. Invasive mechanical ventilation carries higher mortality and associated with more prolonged ICU stay. AKI is most common complication followed by shock HP and surgical emphysema HP emphysema MESHD. CRP, Ferritin levels has no impact on outcome.

    Clinical characteristics study of elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD in China

    Authors: Chao Zhang; Hua Fu; Long Zhang; Yuxiong Yin; Jing Lin; Hu Liu; Qing Mao

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-28 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a newly emerged respiratory disease MESHD caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2), has recently become pandemic. Clinical observation indicated that elderly TRANS patients had high incidence of severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and poor treatment efficacy. Therefore, this study was to clarify the characteristics of elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD in order to guide rational treatment for elderly TRANS patients. Methods: we enrolled 331 elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with confirmed COVID-19 in Huoshenshan hospital of Wuhan from February 3rd to March 31st. The cases were divided into general, serious and critical groups according to severity after hospitalization, and the difference among groups were compared by R package statistics software. Results: Compared with general group, serious and critical groups had more underlying comorbidities and higher incidence of cough HP cough MESHD, breath shortness MESHD and anorexia HP anorexia MESHD. Moreover, there existed obviously differences in many of laboratory indexes and CT images among them. serious and critical elderly TRANS patients were more likely to receive oxygen, mechanical ventilation, expectorant, corticosteroid, abidor, cephaloprin, imipenem, human serum SERO albumin (HSA), nutrition support, anti SARS-CoV-2 positive plasma SERO and actemra. Multivariate analysis of factors showed that male TRANS sex, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, diabetes MESHD, renal diseases MESHD, breath shortness MESHD, neutrophil, platelet, creatinine, lactate dehydrogenase were the risk factor for serious and critical illness. While blood SERO cell (WBC) was the protective factor. Conclusion: elderly TRANS patients have high incidence of severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and poor treatment efficacy. The reasons might be that many of the elderly TRANS patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD have certain chronic disease MESHD, poor immune function and a meager response to the virus. the pathogenic mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 might be involved in the cell-mediated immunity and cytokine storms by acting on lymphocytes.

    Artificial Intelligence Based Study on Analyzing of Habits and with History of Diseases MESHD of Patients for Prediction of Recurrence of Disease Due to COVID-19

    Authors: Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay; Shawni Dutta

    id:10.20944/preprints202008.0542.v1 Date: 2020-08-25 Source:

    A patient will visit physicians when he/she feels ill. This illness is not for COVID-19 but it is a general tendency of human being to visit doctor probably it can not be controlled by general drug. When a patient comes to a doctor, the doctor examines him/her after knowing his/her problem. The physician always asks him/her about some questions related to him/her daily life. For example, if a young male TRANS patient comes to a doctor with a symptom of fever HP fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD, the first question doctor asked him that he has a habit of smoking. Then doctor asks him whether this type of symptom appeared often to him previously or not. If the answers of both questions are yes, then the first one is habit and the second one is that he may suffering from some serious disease MESHD or a disease due to the weather. The aim of this paper is to consider habit of the patient as well as he/she has been affected by a critical disease. This information is used to build a model that will predict whether there is any possibility of his/her being affected by COVID-19. This research work contributes to tackle the pandemic situation occurred due to Corona Virus Infectious Disease MESHD, 2019 (Covid-19). Outbreak of this disease happens based on numerous factors such as past health records and habits of patients. Health records include diabetes tendency MESHD, cardiovascular disease MESHD existence, pregnancy, asthma HP asthma MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD; chronic renal disease MESHD may contribute to this disease occurrence. Past lifestyles such as tobacco, alcohol consumption may be analyzed. A deep learning based framework is investigated to verify the relationship between past health records, habits of patients and covid-19 occurrence. A stacked Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) based model is proposed in this paper that identifies whether a patient can be infected by this disease or not. The proposed predictive system is compared against existing benchmark Machine Learning classifiers such as Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Decision Tree (DT).

    Clinico-epidemiological characteristics of asymptomatic TRANS and symptomatic COVID-19-positive patients in Bangladesh

    Authors: Mohammad Jahid Hasan; Sayeda Mukta Chowdhury; Md Abdullah Saeed Khan; Monjur Rahaman; Jannatul Fardous; Tanjir Adit; Mustafizur Rahman; Md. Tarek Hossain; Shakila Yesmin; Enayetur Raheem; Mohammad Robed Amin; Juan Ruiz; Peter Hart; Hemant Kulkarni; Tracy Hussell; John R. Grainger; Craig J Smith; Stuart M Allan; Michelle M. Lister; Hannah C. Howson-Wells; Edward C Holmes; Matthew W. Loose; Jonathan K. Ball; C. Patrick McClure; - The COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium study group; Shi Chen

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.18.20177089 Date: 2020-08-21 Source: medRxiv

    Background: As of August 15, 2020, Bangladesh lost 3591 lives since the first Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case announced on March 8. The objective of the study was to report the clinical manifestation of both symptomatic and asymptomatic TRANS COVID-19-positive patients. Methods: A online-based cross-sectional survey was conducted for initial recruitment of participants with subsequent telephone interview by the three trained physicians in 237 adults TRANS with confirmed COVID-19 infection MESHD in Bangladesh. The study period was between 27 April to 26th May, 2020. Consent was ensured before commencing the interview. Collected data were entered in a predesigned case report form and subsequently analyzed by SPSS 20. Results: The mean age TRANS at presentation was 41.59 (13.73 SD) years and most of the cases were male TRANS (73%). A total of 90.29% of patients reside in urban areas. Among the positive cases, 13.1% (n=31) were asymptomatic TRANS. Asymptomatic TRANS cases were significantly more common in households with 2 to 4 members (p=.008). Both symptomatic and asymptomatic TRANS patients shared similar ages TRANS of presentation (p=0.23), gender TRANS differences (p=0.30), and comorbidities (p=0.11). Only 5.3% of patients received ICU care during their treatment. The most frequent presentation was fever HP fever MESHD (88.3%), followed by cough HP (69.9%), chest pain HP chest pain MESHD (34.5%), body ache MESHD (31.1%), and sore throat (30.1%). Thirty-nine percent (n=92) of the patients had comorbidities, with diabetes MESHD and hypertension HP hypertension MESHD being the most frequently observed. Conclusion: There has been an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. Patients were mostly middle- aged TRANS and male TRANS. Typical presentations were fever HP fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD. Maintenance of social distancing and increased testing are required to meet the current public health challenge.

    Socio-demographic, clinical, hospital admission and oxygen requirement characteristics of COVID-19 patients of Bangladesh

    Authors: Ratindra Nath Mondal; Md. Abdur Razzak Sarker; Anupom Das; M. Ahsanul Kabir Ahsan; Shah Md Sarwer Jahan; Aklima Sultana; Jafrin Sultana; Moni Rani

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.14.20175018 Date: 2020-08-16 Source: medRxiv

    Abstract Background: Clinical presentation hospital admission and outcome of COVID-19 pandemic are different from one country to another. So every country should have their own data regarding COVID-19. Subjects and Methods: This was an online cross-sectional survey carried out in RT-PCR positive COVID-19 adult TRANS patient. A preformed questionnaire adapted in Google form and circulated through online to collect data. Informed consent was ensured before participation in this study. Results: We have studied of 305 RT-PCR positive COVID-19 patients mean age TRANS was 36.32(+/-12.369) years with male TRANS predominance and majority were doctor 46.9%. 48.8% of the patients family members TRANS affected along with them. After COVID-19 pandemic 31.7% did not go out of their house. For prevention (72.4%)of the patients used mask and 38.8% used hand gloves during outing. 28.7% reported to be affected while working in hospital 21.8%were affected in their office. Fever HP Fever MESHD (80.1%) cough HP (57.7%) pain HP pain MESHD in throat (50.8%) rhinitis HP rhinitis MESHD (45.9%) and loss of smell (45%) and taste sensation (45.6%) were the most common symptoms. Sample was given average 3 (+/- 3.384) days after onset of the symptoms TRANS and report was delivered average 4.57 days after giving sample. After getting result 32.1% of the patients seek treatment in telemedicine and 23% directly consulted in Government hospital only 2% reported to be treated by the Government designated telephone number. 73.1% of the patient took both steam inhalation and warm water gargling. Paracetamol and antihistamine was the most commonly use drugs 69.8% and 71.5% respectively besides 47.5% took ivermectin 41.6% took azithromycin 35.1% steroid 34.8% took doxycyclin and 21.6% hydroxychloroquine. Among the patients only 20.3% needed hospital admission. The patients admitted in hospital average 5 (+/-3.922) days after onset of symptoms TRANS and hospital staying was 9.2 days (average). Breathless (54.83%) was the major cause of hospital admission and 19.35% patients admitted due to fear. 14% patients needed oxygen and average duration of oxygen was 4.84 days. 81.3% patients has taken oxygen in hospital and 18.8% at their home. Among the patient 2.2% needed ICU and artificial ventilation needed for 1.1% patients. The patients recovered after 17.74 days (average) from the onset of symptom TRANS. COVID-19 became negative (RT-PCR) at15th day from onset of symptom TRANS. 91.8%) were in mental stress to become the cause of infection MESHD spread to other family members TRANS 20.7%) reported that they were anxious that they would not get oxygen or ICU if required and 27.9% were suffering from fear of death MESHD. Weakness was the most common post disease symptom in 57.4% cases. Average time required for coming back to normal life was 21.59 days (+/-7.901) ranging a wide range from 5 to 60 days. Conclusion: COVID-19 patients were mostly male TRANS health worker. Fever HP Fever MESHD cough HP pain HP in throat were most common symptoms. Hospital admission required in only one-fifth cases and ICU required for only 2% patients. Weakness was the most common post disease symptom. Keywords: COVID Bangladesh oxygen ivermectin Correspondence Dr. Ratindra Nath Mondal President Society of General Physician Founder-Daktarkhana (GP center) Rangpur Bangladesh Email

    Robust, reproducible clinical patterns in hospitalised patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Jonathan E Millar; Lucile Neyton; Sohan Seth; Jake Dunning; Laura Merson; Srinivas Murthy; Clark D Russell; Sean Keating; Maaike Swets; Carole H Sudre; Timothy D Spector; Sebastien Ourselin; Claire J Steves; Jonathan Wolf; - ISARIC4C Investigators; Annemarie B Docherty; Ewen M Harrison; Peter JM Openshaw; Malcolm G Semple; J Kenneth Baillie

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.14.20168088 Date: 2020-08-16 Source: medRxiv

    Severe COVID-19 is characterised by fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, and dyspnoea MESHD. Symptoms affecting other organ systems have been reported. The clinical associations of different patterns of symptoms can influence diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making: for example, significant differential therapeutic effects in sub-groups of patients with different severities of respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD have already been reported for the only treatment so far shown to reduce mortality in COVID-19, dexamethasone. We obtained structured clinical data on 68914 patients in the UK (the ISARIC Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium, 4C) and used a principled, unsupervised clustering approach to partition the first 33468 cases according to symptoms reported at recruitment. We validated our findings in a second group of 35446 cases recruited to ISARIC-4C, and in separate cohort of community cases. A core symptom set of fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, and dyspnoea co MESHD-occurred with additional symptoms in three patterns: fatigue HP fatigue MESHD and confusion HP confusion MESHD, diarrhoea and vomiting MESHD vomiting HP, or productive cough HP. Presentations with a single reported symptom of dyspnoea MESHD or confusion HP confusion MESHD were common, and a subgroup of patients reported few or no symptoms. Patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms MESHD were more commonly female TRANS, had a longer duration of symptoms before presentation, and had lower 30-day mortality. Patients presenting with confusion HP confusion MESHD, with or without core symptoms, were older and had a higher unadjusted mortality. Symptom clusters were highly consistent in replication analysis using a further 35446 individuals subsequently recruited to ISARIC-4C. Similar patterns were externally verified in 4445 patients from a study of self-reported symptoms of mild disease. The large scale of ISARIC-4C study enabled robust, granular discovery and replication of patient clusters. Clinical interpretation is necessary to determine which of these observations have practical utility. We propose that four patterns are usefully distinct from the core symptom groups: gastro-intestinal disease MESHD, productive cough HP, confusion HP confusion MESHD, and pauci-symptomatic presentations. Importantly, each is associated with an in-hospital mortality which differs from that of patients with core symptoms. These observations deepen our understanding of COVID-19 and will influence clinical diagnosis, risk prediction, and future mechanistic and clinical studies.

    The Prevalence SERO and Clinical Significance of Presymptomatic COVID-19 Patients: How We Can be One Step Ahead in Mitigating a Deadly Pandemic

    Authors: Juen Kiem Tan; Dalleen Leong; Hemalatha Munusamy; Nor Hazwani Zenol Ariffin; Najma Kori; Rozita Hod; Petrick Periyasamy

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-16 Source: ResearchSquare

    Presymptomatic COVID-19 patients have been identified as a major stumbling block in efforts to break the chain of transmission TRANS. Studies on temporal dynamics of its shedding suggests it peaks 1-2 days prior to any symptom onset TRANS. Therefore, a large proportion of patients are actively spreading the disease TRANS unknowingly whilst undetected. However, lengthy lockdowns and isolation leads to a host of socioeconomic issues and are impractical. Conversely, there exists no study describing this group and their clinical significance despite their key role in disease transmission TRANS. As a result, we devised a study to look at the prevalence SERO of presymptomatic patients with COVID-19 and subsequently, identify early indicators of infection MESHD through demographic information, biochemical and radiological abnormalities which would allow early diagnosis and isolation. In addition, we will look into the clinical significance of this group and their outcome; if it differs from asymptomatic TRANS or symptomatic patients. Our analysis shows a higher proportion of presymptomatic patients with atypical symptoms like chest pain HP chest pain MESHD while symptomatic patients commonly present with respiratory symptoms like cough HP cough MESHD and shortness of breath MESHD. Besides that, there were more females TRANS presenting as presymptomatic patients and receiving treatment compared to males TRANS and this was found to be statistically significant. Otherwise, we were not able to identify other statistically significant markers suggesting a patient is presymptomatic. As we have little means of identifying these silent spreaders, it highlights further the importance of general measures implemented to stop COVID-19 transmission TRANS like social distancing, face mask, and widespread testing.

    A case report of moderate COVID-19 with an extremely long-term viral shedding period in China

    Authors: yonghong wang; chaoyuan liu; qinghui meng; shuang gui; yu wu; pengjiang cheng; peng wang; xiuyong liao

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-14 Source: ResearchSquare

    BackgroundAn ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) from Wuhan, China, is currently recognized as a global public health emergency, which has subsequently spread to the rest of China and other countries. The WHO raised the COVID-19 alert to the highest level. The virus is a new highly contagious via human-to-human transmission TRANS. The median duration of viral shedding is 20.0 days. We report that the longest duration of viral shedding was 32.0 days from illness onset in a patient with moderate COVID-19 admitted to QianJiang Central Hospital.Case presentationA 37-year-old male TRANS sought medical advice while suffering from fever HP fever MESHD, dry cough MESHD cough HP, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, dizziness MESHD, runny nose and diarrhoea MESHD. Five days before the visit, he had a history of travel TRANS from affected geographic areas. The patient had a positive RT-PCR test, and chest CT images showed multiple nodules and mixed ground-glass opacification with consolidation in both lungs. Laboratory findings showed that his lymphocyte and CD4+ counts were below the normal range. The patient was given antiviral treatment, including arbidol, lopinavir, IFN-α, and traditional Chinese medicine, and other necessary support care. All clinical symptoms and CT imaging manifestation abnormalities resolved during the course of therapy.ConclusionAlthough the positive RT-PCR tests were verified in consecutive upper respiratory specimens, the clinical symptoms, CT imaging findings, CD4 + lymphocyte counts, and IgG antibody SERO levels had obviously improved. Positive tests may be detecting pieces of inactive viruses, which would not be transmissible in individual cases.

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