Your browser doesn't support javascript.
Recurrence of COVID-19 related symptoms and viral detection in a patient discharged after complete recovery and test negativization
Italian Journal of Medicine ; 15(1):67-70, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1178480
ABSTRACT
Since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic, the possibility of recurrence of the disease after recovery has become a debated issue. We report a case of an 84-years-old male patient who was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea and fever. Lab and clinical workout showed that he had COVID-19. After a full recovery of symptoms and a double negative nasopharyngeal swab of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by realtime polymerase chain reaction assay, he was discharged from the hospital. One month later, he developed dyspnea and fever again with lung involvement. Surprisingly, the nasopharyngeal swab of SARS-CoV-2 was positive. Since he denied contacts with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, he probably experienced a reactivation of a persistent infection. The failed eradication of the virus could depend on both virus' escape mechanisms and dysfunctional immune response. Further studies are needed to confirm the hypothesis of viral reactivation and identify signs of an incomplete clearance.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Web of Science Type of study: Prognostic study Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Italian Journal of Medicine Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Similar

MEDLINE

...
LILACS

LIS


Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Web of Science Type of study: Prognostic study Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Italian Journal of Medicine Year: 2021 Document Type: Article