Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Presentation of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Patients

Danis Vijay Devaraj, Shifa Meharaj S.H., , Jayanthi Sivasubramanian, Vidhya Ravi, Sujhithra Appan Ramanujam
2020 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
This case report narrates the clinical features of symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in India during the current pandemic by SARS-CoV-2. Diabetes increases the associated morbidity and mortality. Close monitoring is needed to improve patient treatment and prognosis. These case reports suggest that extensive community screening is required to prevent the spread of infection. SARS-CoV-2, which causes a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is a threat to public health worldwide. 1 The
more » ... centage of critically ill patients with co-morbidities like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is high. It is essential to manage effectively to decrease the mortality rate. 2 In India, diabetes mellitus is a common health issue. 3 Recent information suggests that diabetes patients are at a higher risk of complications, including death. 4 Reports showed an overall fatality rate of 2.3 % in non-diabetes patients, but in patients with diabetes, it was increased up to 7.3 %. A better understanding of SARS CoV-2 aetiological association and the clinical impact on diabetes is needed to improve patient prognosis and treatment outcome. 5 By 20 th May 2020, there were 4,789,205 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 3,18,789 deaths, reported across 215 other countries (WHO). 6 In India among 96,169 reported cases 3,029 fatalities and 56,316 active cases were documented, 78 deaths were documented among 11,224 confirmed cases in Tamilnadu. 7
doi:10.14260/jemds/2020/786 fatcat:hetgkaptcfcjzds22xfwavhwdi