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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Frank J. Domino, MD, Robert Baldor, Kathleen Barry, MD, Jeremy Golding, MD and Mark B. Stephens, MD Reviewed 02/2021
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe acute multi-system respiratory syndrome which was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

  • The disease results from a novel...

DIAGNOSIS

Office-based triage 

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

ONGOING CARE

  • Anxiety of patients infected with coronavirus and their close contacts, along with the general population, remains high. Reassure those who test positive to monitor their symptoms and to ...

REFERENCES

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronavirus Disease 2019: Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/racial-ethnic-mi...

ADDITIONAL READING

SEE ALSO

CODES

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • The disease results from a novel virus, newly named coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

  • The syndrome may lead to death, particularly in elderly and immune-compromised individuals.

  • Modeling data ...

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