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Old 29 March 2020, 18:34
Jakers Jakers is offline
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For those working in affected areas, either in the field or in hospital, what are you seeing as far as patient presentation?

We've seen a (small) uptick in cases here that generally fit what is being said about how the virus progresses, though I don't know that all have been positive- some were and some weren't my patients.

Specifically: hypoxia in people who weren't short of breath and (sometimes) had clear lung sounds.

Very difficult to ventilate once intubated- early ARDS.

Not usually volume depleted or shocked...maybe dehydrated at best.

Not always febrile but more often with body aches.

If they get sick a rapid onset (2-3 days) from mild to severe.

This squares with a lot of what I've been able to find so far but again, not a lot of first hand experience at this point.
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