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Abstract

A Brief Introduction and Treatment Protocol of COVID-19: A Review

There was the emergence of a new public health crisis known as COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2. It is thought to be originated from a microbiology research lab of Wuhan, China. This was found to be similar as of SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome] that was there in year 2003. The symptoms of COVID-19 that were reported are headache,pyrexia, cough, sore throat, breathlessness, fatigue, malaise etc. There were a lots of different treatment protocols in practice during that time because no one knew the exact treatment of this disease. Physicians were trying to treat it symptomatically. The primary symptoms in non-serious patients were loss of smell and taste. Various antivirals have been used in this but the most effective was found to be favipiravir. There were very serious complications of COVID-19 which cannot be treated properly. In this review article author have tried to give a treatment protocol which showed good results in patients with COVID-19 and also some of the drugs are there to overcome the Side effects of some drugs used in COVID-19. The major target organ of SARS virus is lungs and an attempt is made to prevent excess damage to the lungs but in some cases, it was not achieved so the last attempt is to transplant lungs is tried in some patients and a good result is obtained.


Author(s): Mohit Goyal*, Srishti Gosain, Sudhakar Kaushik and Sakshi Garg

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