A Current Emerging Respiratory Infection: Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatments of COVID-19
20 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2020More...
WHO has declared the epidemic of COVID-19 as a priority disease. Some patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had symptoms of failure of multiple organs, and death. The published articles on COVID-19 infection were reviewed. The origin of CIVID-19 is still incompletely established. Person-to-person transmission via droplets, probable aerosols or close contacts is considered as the main mode of transmission. With the increase of COVID-19 infected patients and associated mortality, valuable clinical indicators or treatments are further identified and summarized. CT scan plays an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of 2019-nCoV pneumonia in suspected patients with initial negative RT-PCR or asymptomatic results. No specific antiviral therapy is still recommended except the main supportive treatments, and effective measures should be taken into consideration to protect important organs and prevent the development of ARDS in patients with severe infection.
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Keywords: COVID-19; Respiratory infection; Epidemiology; Clinical characteristics; Treatment strategies
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