COVID-19 Impact

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Journal Article
Commentary

COVID-19: to be or not to be; that is the diagnostic question.

Coleman JJ, Manavi K, Marson EJ, et al. Postgrad Med J. 2020;96(1137):392-398.

Many COVID-19 patients present with respiratory symptoms, but others may present with atypical symptoms (e.g., delirium, smell and taste dysfunction, cardiovascular features). This article summarizes the evidence regarding these atypical presentations and the importance of physicians considering conditions which can “mimic” COVID-19 as part of the differential diagnoses in order to avoid diagnostic uncertainty and diagnostic errors.