Background: SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) pandemic which was firstly identified in Wuhan/China in December 2019.There still exists no precise treatment for this pandemic yet despite many agents are tried in prophylaxis and treatment for Covid-19. In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of 2-aticyto complex in clinical course in these patients.
Materials and Methods: 150 patients who applied to the Infection Diseases Polyclinics between dates September 2020-November 2020 having diagnosed with Covid-19 were included in our study. The patients were randomized into 2 groups (75 in each group) of which the first group only had the treatment of National Guideline and the second group had Viruthol® including 2-aticyto complex (at the dose of 27000 mcg/day) in addition to the treatment of the National Guideline. The laboratory parameters, clinical outcomes and the first day on which PCR result turned into negative of the patients were compared.
Results: In Viruthol® group, LDH, CRP, D-Dimer and ferritin levels were significantly decreased compared to the control group, while lymphocyte levels were higher. (p=0.02, p=0.001, p=0.01, p=0.02, p=0,001 respectively). In addition to that, clinical symptoms such as fever, headache, weakness, loss of taste and smell and muscle-joint pain recovered more rapidly in contrast with the control group (p=0.001, p=0.05, p=0.001, p=0.001, p=0.001, respectively). PCR results of the Viruthol® group turned negative in a statistically significant shorter period of time with respect to the control group (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Viruthol® containing 2-aticyto complex may be an agent that can be used both symptomatic treatment and improving the clinical situation and recovery of the patients followed up for Covid-19.
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