Diarrhea May Be The Only Symptom For Some COVID-19 Patients, No Cough, Fever

腹泻可能是一些 COVID-19患者唯一的症状,没有咳嗽,发烧

2020-04-02 13:00:22 RTTNews

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The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at an alarming rate, and as of this writing, the number of confirmed cases globally is 936,170 while the death toll is 47,249. The usual symptoms displayed by people affected by SARS-CoV-2, nearly 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, include fever, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath. But a new study performed at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College (Wuhan, China) has found that some COVID-19 patients with mild disease severity initially experience only digestive symptoms mainly diarrhea. The usual respiratory symptoms like cough, shortness of breath and fever may crop up later or may never manifest in these patients. According to the authors of the study, "Failure to recognize these patients early and often may lead to unwitting spread of the disease among outpatients with mild illness who remain undiagnosed and unaware of their potential to infect others". The study was published in pre-print on March 30, 2020, by The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Currently, there are no drugs to treat COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A number of companies are working to find a treatment or vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Subscribe to RTT Intelligent Investor for complete access to COVID-19 Drugs in Development Calendar. For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com Business News
COVID-19大流行正以惊人的速度蔓延,截至本文撰写之日,全球确诊病例为936,170例,死亡人数为47,249人。 感染 SARS-CoV-2病毒的人在接触病毒近2至14天后出现的常见症状包括发烧、喉咙痛、咳嗽和呼吸急促。 但同济医学院(武汉)联合医院的一项新研究发现,一些病情轻的 COVID-19患者最初只经历消化症状,主要是腹泻。通常的呼吸道症状,如咳嗽、呼吸急促和发热等,可能会在晚些时候出现,或在这些患者中可能永远不会出现。 研究报告的作者说,“未能及早识别这些病人,往往会导致病情轻微的门诊病人在不知不觉中传播疾病,这些病人仍未确诊,也不知道自己有可能感染他人”。 这项研究发表在预印本上,在2020年3月30日,由美国胃肠病学杂志。 目前尚无治疗 COVID-19的药物,由新型冠状病毒 SARS-CoV-2引起。许多公司正在为新型冠状病毒寻找治疗方法或疫苗。 订阅 RTT Intelligent Investor 以完全访问 COVID-19药物开发日历。 有关意见和反馈,请联系: edition @ rttnews.com 商业新闻

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