Diagnostic steps and estimation of disease prognosis in COVID-19-infected patients.

[Diagnostic steps and estimation of disease prognosis in COVID-19-infected patients]. Orv Hetil. 2020 Apr 01;161(17):667-671 Authors: Korsós A, Kupcsulik S, Lovas A, Hankovszky P, Molnár T, Szabó Z, Babik B Abstract In December 2019, a new coronavirus outbreak hit his head in Wuhan, China. The identified pathogen is a new coronavirus named "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2," or SARS-CoV-2, and the respiratory syndrome it elicits was named "coronavirus disease 2019," or COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified the epidemic as a pandemic in March 2020. We reviewed the currently available international literature on the COVID-19 epidemic. In this paper, we summarize the relevant information for the diagnosis and prognosis of the new coronavirus. Details of the anamnestic factors and initial test results required to raise a clinical suspicion, the method of microbiological sampling, the basic information on the molecular diagnostic test - the 'gold-standard' real-time 'reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - in particular the diagnostic current public health regulations for testing. We also place emphasis on the parameters of high-risk patients and how to identify them. The COVID-19 pandemic may also have significant epidemiological and health consequences in Hungary. In addition to epidemiological measures to slow down the epidemic, the timely identification and adequ...
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