Proxies for Covid-19 Diagnosis forAdults in Resource Limited Settings: A Case Series Study in Zambia

  • Katongo Hope Mutengo Livingstone Central Hospital
  • John S Kachimba Department of Surgery, Livingstone Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, Livingstone, Zambia.
  • Francis Mupeta Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, proxies

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19); caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has presented a unique range of clinical manifestations. Thought to be primarily a respiratory disorder during its early outbreak in China in early December of 2019, it has now emerged from various scientific studies that the clinical manifestation of COVID-19 is indeed protean. This paper is aimed at exploring various proxies that can be used to increase the index of suspicion for COVID-19 in resource-limited settings like Zambia, by reviewing four cases that presented to our health facilities, with the hope of reducing healthcare costs by instituting early and more targeted treatment approaches.

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Published
2021-02-24
How to Cite
Mutengo, K., Kachimba, J., & Mupeta, F. (2021). Proxies for Covid-19 Diagnosis forAdults in Resource Limited Settings: A Case Series Study in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 47(4), 335 - 341. Retrieved from https://mjz.co.zm/index.php/mjz/article/view/755
Section
Case Reports

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