Prolonged Positive COVID-19 Test in Recovered Patient

Christine X.Q. Pham, Michelle Uttaburanont, Maciej Witkos

Abstract


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a global pandemic that has affected millions worldwide since its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. of atypical cases of COVID-19 is essential to gaining insight into the clinical presentations of this infection. The authors report a case in which a 74-year-old female who sought medical evaluation via telemedicine for chief complaints of recurrent low-grade fever, dyspnea, dry cough, and myalgias and subsequently tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 multiple times in over 7 weeks despite prior resolution of symptoms. The patient’s 78-year-old husband who resides in the same household also contracted the SARS-CoV-2.




J Med Cases. 2020;11(11):358-361
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3572

Keywords


SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; RT-PCR; Pandemic; Self-quarantine; Antibody; Transmissibility; Telemedicine

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