Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jan 28;22(3). Epub 2021 Jan 28.
Department of Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has many characteristics common to those in two other coronavirus acute respiratory diseases, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). They are all highly contagious and have severe pulmonary complications. Clinically, patients with COVID-19 run a rapidly progressive course of an acute respiratory tract infection with fever, sore throat, cough, headache and fatigue, complicated by severe pneumonia often leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Read More