COVID-19 and clinical mimics. Correct diagnosis is the key to appropriate therapy

Abstract

As of 29 April 2020, across the globe, there are 3,216,353 confirmed Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 disease) with 227,894 deaths. The health care infrastructure of most of the countries is overwhelmed due to the gigantic upsurge of the new cases within a short time period. Most of the beds in the regular wards and critical care units are currently occupied by either people under investigation (PUI) or COVID-19 confirmed cases. We hereby discuss the challenges faced while approaching any case of shortness of breath, or other common upper respiratory symptoms during the current COVID-19 pandemic era.

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2020-05-06
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
COVID-19, lung, pandemic, coronavirus
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Sahu, K. K., Mishra, A. K., Martin, K., & Chastain, I. (2020). COVID-19 and clinical mimics. Correct diagnosis is the key to appropriate therapy. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1327