Skip to comments.I am an ER MD in New Orleans. Class of 98. Every one of my colleagues have now seen several hundred Covid 19 patients and this is what I think I know.
Posted on 03/25/2020 6:48:00 PM PDT by BusterDog
"Clinical course is predictable. 2-11 days after exposure (day 5 on average) flu like symptoms start. Common are fever, headache, dry cough, myalgias(back pain), nausea without vomiting, abdominal discomfort with some diarrhea, loss of smell, anorexia, fatigue.
Day 5 of symptoms- increased SOB, and bilateral viral pneumonia from direct viral damage to lung parenchyma.
Day 10- Cytokine storm leading to acute ARDS and multiorgan failure. You can literally watch it happen in a matter of hours.
81% mild symptoms, 14% severe symptoms requiring hospitalization, 5% critical."
China reported 15% cardiac involvement. I have seen covid 19 patients present with myocarditis, pericarditis, new onset CHF and new onset atrial fibrillation. I still order a troponin, but no cardiologist will treat no matter what the number in a suspected Covid 19 patient. Even our non covid 19 STEMIs at all of our facilities are getting TPA in the ED and rescue PCI at 60 minutes only if TPA fails."
Thanks for posting.
Yup. Thats the flu.
Explain it to us like we're ten year olds.
Yes, please. And how it compares to a typical flu season.
How many elderly or with compromise immune or respiratory issues?
Gonna need Google MD translate
Hypoxia =. Low Oxygen
Dyspnea =. Difficulty breathing
DKA=. Diabetic Kyoto Acidoses, Causes Fat to be broken down too fast, causing an overload in the Liver, which results in too much acid in the blood.
Renal Failure, = kidney failure
Encephalopathy = Brain Damage
All in all, multiple organ failure/ damage.
Not Kyoto, Keto.
I wonder why the cytokine storm ?
Would be interesting to see the percentage that dont present to hospital.
In MN we’re being told that we are in day 4 of a 150 day outbreak. Which will peek in the final week in June.
Brain and heart issues (I think).
I’m with you Eagle. I’m an engineer not in the medical profession. I’ll wait for a translation of the article.
Do you think Google Translate might handle it?!
As well as kidney.
Here in ark it was 4.5% hospitalized 2 days ago, but those are early numbers.
Really? You cannot read sarcasm? How old are you?
ARDS = Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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