*Analysis and discussion of nine COVID-19 cases

Abstract:

*Aims: To provide reference for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention and control by analyzing its epidemiological and clinial characteristics. Methods: Nine COVID-19 cases diagnosed between January 23 and February 7 were selected for retrospective analysis. Results: All nine patients had a tavel or living history in epidemic areas (Wuhan). Fever, fatigue, and cough were presented as the main symptoms. All cases had normal or decreased leukocyte count while seven of them had decreased lymphocyte count. Six cases had increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Three cases had increased C-reactive protein (CRP). Multiple patchy high-density shadows could be observed in chest CT scans of all the patients. Two mild cases have recovered and five moderate cases were getting better. Two severe cases were transferred to a hospital with more advanced care after treatment of interferon nebulization, oral lopinavir/ritonavir, and Xuebijing injection. Conclusions: It is not difficult for clinicians to diagnose COVID-19 according to a patient’s history, clinical presentations, imaging features, and nucleic acid test. However, there are still some issues in the treatment that need further discussion.

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