Project Description

Author: Jyoti et al.


SARS-COV-2 is a novel coronavirus that causes serious physical and mental complications among people across the globe. SARS-COV-2 has many presenting signs, wherein fever, coughing, and myalgia are the most typical symptoms, according to meta-analyses. However, having the enormous ability of mutation, the virus is continuously changing its genetic pattern and elucidating newer and rarer manifestations. Here, we report a case of adult COVID-19 along with features of hypothermia which is relatively rare and has future implications in clinical perspective. The patient presented with hypothermia and indicative symptoms of COVID-19 during admission. Comorbidities were assessed and possible differentials were excluded via appropriate clinical examination and investigations. Insulation with a blanket and room heater was used to stabilize the normal body temperature (98.6°F) in the hospital setting, during this period vitals (Blood pressure, Pulse rate and oxygen saturation) were assessed regularly. On the sixth day of hospital admission, he was discharged from the hospital with advice. This case highlights a rare presentation of COVID-19 infection which is not clearly explored yet. We believe the case report has particular importance especially during dealing with COVID-19 cases in both clinical and home settings.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Hypothermia, Temperature, Viral Infections

Status: Ongoing

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