COVID-19: A case report from Bangladesh perspective

Jahan Y, Rahman S, Rahman A

Respir Med Case Rep 30 (-) 101068 [2020-00-00; online 2020-00-00]

A 34-year-old man without any significant medical history or comorbidities, suddenly developed fever, and shortness of breath, thereby admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He had neither a history of traveling to Coronavirus disease (COVID) prone areas nor a direct contact of COVID positive patients. His chest X-ray revealed ground-glass opacity in the right middle and lower zone of the lung. The first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on throat and nasal swabs for the COVID upon admission was negative. Based on the chest X-ray result, RT-PCR was done again resulted positive. The patient was primarily treated with chloroquine and azithromycin. On full recovery, he was discharged from the hospital on day 12, after two subsequent throat swab samples tested negative by PCR (24 hours apart). He was encouraged to maintain home quarantine for at least the next 14 days. SARS-CoV-2 RNA by swab remained negative and the blood sample shows the presence of antibody (both IgM and IgG) in his follow-up visit (after 7 days of hospital discharge).

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32363143

DOI 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101068

Crossref 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101068

pmc: PMC7194830
pii: S2213-0071(20)30173-8
pii: 101068

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