Journal of Primary Care and General Practice

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Brief Report - Journal of Primary Care and General Practice (2020) Volume 3, Issue 3

A Simplified Approach to COVID-19 Disease in Adult Patients for General Practitioners.

The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); reported to affect up to 30 million person with a death toll reaching nearly one million case worldwide; presents a challenge to all doctors for detection of disease, differentiating it from those with similar presenting symptoms The initial evaluation of the patient with suspected Covid-19 disease is usually performed by general practitioners; who, unfortunately; as their knowledge about the on growing changing faces of this pandemic disease presenting symptoms and evolving new information are not continuously updated, miss the diagnosis of some cases, with fatal consequences to these cases. This simplified review is intended to provide those doctors basic, quick but essential information that will enable them to better at detecting and diagnosing cases. The current medical literature that is applicable to this simplified review was identified by a computerized search in WHO and the CDC, websites and in most of the reputed English language printed medical journals and was evaluated using standardized methods till the time of publication. However, the author cannot recommend any "best protocol" for management of this disease as every country (and even in the same country) has its own management protocol based on recommendations of WHO and modified by the health care authorities. The author tries to present basic knowledge why some medications and other "on the counter treatment" were chosen than others in the scientific trials to control this disease. Author(s): Ehsan Y Sabry

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