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In-home Recovery of a Hospital Borne Non-Severe COVID-19: A Case Report of an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist of Bangladesh

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 53-56

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic viral disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). Case presentation: A 42-year-old, male clinician (Ear, Nose and Throat: ENT specialist), suddenly developed fever, mild sore throat and cough, thereby isolated at home. As a clinician, he had a direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Oropharyngeal swabs from the subject tested positive for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Over the course of the disease the patient was remained mild symptomatic with weak fever, sore throat and mild difficulty in breathing. The reported COVID-19 patient had no major pre-existing health complication. He was treated with ivermectin, azithromycin and doxycycline. After 15 days of isolation and treatment, he was recovered. Conclusion: This case study suggest, home isolation and management could be an alternative to hospitalization of a non-severe COVID-19 patient with no pre-existing health complications.

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