Acute respiratory distress syndrome during a pandemic—an obvious diagnosis?

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome during a pandemic—an obvious diagnosis?

Description

A man aged 28 years was admitted to hospital with fever and headache in April, 2020. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) PCR testing from an oropharyngeal swab was negative, and he was discharged from hospital and sent home the next day. 8 days later, he presented again with dry cough and severe respiratory distress.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-07-01

Citation

Reisinger, Alexander C., Gernot Schilcher, Juergen Prattes, Ines Zollner-Schwetz, and Philipp Eller. 2020. "Acute respiratory distress syndrome during a pandemic—an obvious diagnosis?" The Lancet Infectious Diseases 20 (7):873.

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