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Cough Update: How to Establish the Diagnosis of COVID-19 in patients with Fever and cough

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The following points may help diagnose the patients with COVID-19, if they present with symptoms of fever and cough.Early symptoms of COVID-19 include:FeverDry coughFatigueIt may further advance to pneumonia, respiratory failure, septic shock, and death. Cytokine release syndrome or a cytokine storm may be the reason behind such complications.The complications that need immediate medical help-breathing difficulty or shortness of breathChest pain or pressureNew confusionUnable to wake up fullyBluishness in lips or face The symptom frequency in the COVID-19 patients can be summarized as-Fever 83%-99%Cough 59%-82%Fatigue 44%-70%Lack of appetite 40%-84%Shortness of breath 31%-40%Mucus/phlegm 28%-33%Body aches 11%-35%DIFFERENTIATIG COLD/ FLU/ALLERGIES/COVID-19SymptomsColdFluAllergiesCOVID-19(can range from moderate to severe)FeverRareHigh (100-102 F), Can last 3-4 daysNeverCommonHeadache...
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