Clinical Characterization of COVID-19

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  •   Hassan S. Naji

Abstract

The world is on the brink of a pandemic due to the Novel coronavirus-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries all over the world to take necessary measures to control then new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and further limit the overwhelmingly number of people infected and falling ill to the disease. It is widely known that COVID-19 affects the lung causing pneumonia with characteristic ground-glass opacity. Few research studies outlines the effect of the Novel coronavirus on other parts of the body such as stomach, liver, and kidneys. Interestingly, COVID-19 causes a cytokine storm that overwhelms the body leading to inhibition of body’s cellular immune responses by the virus through lowering the white blood cells count specifically lymphocytes, and platelets count. This paper summarizes the effect of COVID-19 on various body organs.


Keywords: 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus, Novel coronavirus, COVID-19, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, Lung Diseases, Pneumonia, Gastric Ulcer, Lung Cells, Acute Respiratory Disease, ARD, Cytokines Storm, Subpleural Ground-Glass Opacity, Multi-Lobular Ground-Glass Opacity, Lymphopenia, Receptor Binding Domain, RBD, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Pregnancy and COVID-19, Liver Damage, AST, ALT, Renal Damage.

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Naji, H. (2020). Clinical Characterization of COVID-19. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.2.194