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[COVID-19: epidemiology and clinical facts]. / COVID-19: Epidemiologische und klinische Fakten.
Hemmer, Christoph J; Geerdes-Fenge, Hilte F; Reisinger, Emil C.
  • Hemmer CJ; Abt. f. Tropenmedizin und Infektionskrankheiten, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Ernst-Heydemannstraße 6, 18055, Rostock, Deutschland.
  • Geerdes-Fenge HF; Abt. f. Tropenmedizin und Infektionskrankheiten, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Ernst-Heydemannstraße 6, 18055, Rostock, Deutschland.
  • Reisinger EC; Abt. f. Tropenmedizin und Infektionskrankheiten, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Ernst-Heydemannstraße 6, 18055, Rostock, Deutschland. emil.reisinger@uni-rostock.de.
Radiologe ; 60(10): 893-898, 2020 Oct.
Article in German | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-856126
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ABSTRACT
Until July 31, 2020, about 17.6 million SARS-CoV­2 infections and 680,000 deaths from COVID-19 were reported. SARS-CoV­2 is most likely transmitted by droplets and probably by aerosols. Patients become infectious 2-3 days before the onset of symptoms, and persons with asymptomatic infections are also infectious. COVID-19 affects the upper respiratory tract, lungs (pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome [ARDS]), heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs. SARS-CoV­2 uses ACE2 a receptor to enter host cells. Vasculitis, endothelial damage, thromboembolic events and organ failure are accompanied by a massive cytokine response. Elderly people and those with pre-existing diseases are particularly vulnerable. An efficient antiviral therapy is not yet available. Severely ill patients may benefit from dexamethasone and early treatment of complications. Candidate vaccines are currently being tested in clinical studies.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Coronavirus Infections / Pandemics / Betacoronavirus Type of study: Screening study Limits: Humans Language: German Journal: Radiologe Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Coronavirus Infections / Pandemics / Betacoronavirus Type of study: Screening study Limits: Humans Language: German Journal: Radiologe Year: 2020 Document Type: Article