Positive RT-PCR Test Results in Patients Recovered From COVID-19.

March 21, 2020 at 5:13 pm

JAMA. 2020 Feb 27.

Lan L1, Xu D1, Ye G2, Xia C3, Wang S3, Li Y2, Xu H1.

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1 Department of Radiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

2 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

3 Beijing Infervision Technology Co Ltd, Beijing, China.

One hospitalized patient and 3 patients (all medical personnel) quarantined at home with COVID-19 were treated at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, from January 1, 2020, to February 15, 2020, and evaluated with real-time reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for COVID-19 nucleic acid to determine if they could return to work. All the following criteria5 had to be met for hospital discharge or discontinuation of quarantine: (1) normal temperature lasting longer than 3 days, (2) resolved respiratory symptoms, (3) substantially improved acute exudative lesions on chest computed tomography (CT) images, and (4) 2 consecutively negative RT-PCR test results separated by at least 1 day….

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https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762452

Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones respiratorias, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis.

Air, Surface Environmental, and Personal Protective Equipment Contamination by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) From a Symptomatic Patient. Clinical Features of 69 Cases with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China.


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