Long-term Positivity to SARS-CoV-2: A Clinical Case of COVID-19 with Persistent Evidence of Infection
  • Damiano D'Ardes
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Andrea Boccatonda
    Ultrasound Unit, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Ilaria Rossi
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Michela Pontolillo
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, "G. d'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy
  • Giulio Cocco
    Ultrasound Unit, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Cosima Schiavone
    Ultrasound Unit, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Francesca Santilli
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Maria Teresa Guagnano
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Marco Bucci
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Francesco Cipollone
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, persistent infection

Abstract

In December 2019, an outbreak of a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was reported in Hubei province in China. The disease has since spread worldwide and the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on 11 March 2020. We describe the case of a 65-year-old woman who clinically recovered from COVID-19 but showed persistent infection with SARS-CoV-2 for 51 days.

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    Published: 2020-05-11
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 6 (view)


    How to cite:
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    D’Ardes D, Boccatonda A, Rossi I, Pontolillo M, Cocco G, Schiavone C, Santilli F, Guagnano MT, Bucci M, Cipollone F. Long-term Positivity to SARS-CoV-2: A Clinical Case of COVID-19 with Persistent Evidence of Infection. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001707.

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