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

2020-05-07

#COVIDー19 and clinical mimics. Challenges faced while approaching any case of shortness of breath, or other common upper respiratory symptoms during the current #COVID19 #pandemic era.

Monaldi Archives of Chest Disease https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1327

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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.