Eur J Med Res 2022 Jun 3;27(1):84. Epub 2022 Jun 3.
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani New, Street 29, Zone 207, Sulaymaniyah, 46001, Republic of Iraq.
Background: During the last 2 years, in the Kurdistan Region, Northern Iraq, there were thousands of COVID-19 cases that have not been reported officially, but diagnosed and confirmed by private laboratories and private hospitals, or clinicians based on typical clinical signs, as well as few people using home self-test after appearing of some flu-like clinical symptoms. Thus, this study aims to assess the misdiagnosis and mismanagement of cases before COVID-19 confirmation.
Methods: This study enrolled 100 consecutive patients who visited an outpatient clinic of Shar Hospital that had symptoms highly suspicious of COVID-19 infection while misdiagnosed previously to have other types of disease. Read More