Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus infection

In this article, we will discuss various Symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus infection. So, let’s get started.

Coronaviruses are enveloped non-segmented positive-sense RNA viruses belonging to the family Coronaviridae and the order Nidovirales. Although most human coronavirus infections are mild, the epidemics of the two beta coronaviruses, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have caused more than 10000 cumulative cases in the past two decades, with mortality rates of 10% for SARS-CoV and 37% for MERS-CoV. In December 2019, a series of pneumonia cases of unknown cause emerged in Wuhan, Hubel, China, with clinical presentation greatly resembling pneumonia. Deep sequencing analysis from lower respiratory tract samples indicated a novel coronavirus, which was named 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The following are the symptoms of coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). Majority cases are being reported from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and the USA.

Symptoms

Common symptoms

Fever

Cough

Shortness of Breath

Myalgia

Fatigue

Less common symptoms include:

Sputum production

Headache

Hemoptysis

Diarrhea

Dyspnea

According to CDC symptoms of 2019-nCov may appear in 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

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Radiological findings in Acute Pancreatitis

In this article, we will discuss the Radiological findings in Acute Pancreatitis. So, let’s get started.

Radiological findings in Acute Pancreatitis

Plain x-ray abdomen shows

  • Ill-defined tissue planes, dilated bowel loops, and hazy renal and psoas shadows
  • Isolated small bowel dilated loops near the pancreas due to isolated ileus (Sentinal loop)
  • Colon cut-off sign: It is a non-specific finding. There is spasm in the transverse colon with absence of colonic gas beyond it.
  • Haziness due to ascites.
  • Extraluminal gas bubbles indicating a pancreatic abscess.

X-ray chest (PA view) shows

  • Raised domes of diaphragm
  • Pleural effusion
  • Atelectasis
  • Pneumonitis
  • Cardiomegaly or CHF
  • Interstitial fluffy shadows