Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): An updated review based on current knowledge and existing literature for dermatologists.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): An updated review based on current knowledge and existing literature for dermatologists.

Publication date: May 24, 2020

The world entered the year 2020 with reports of the emergence of a new viral illness in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China. In January 2020, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified to be the causative novel coronavirus for the cluster of patients suffering from pneumonia in China. The disease was later named as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Several studies, since then, have tried to study and explain the origin of SARS-CoV-2, its structure and pathogenicity, epidemiology, modes of transmission, spectrum of illness and causes of mortality and morbidity. The current management strategies focus on supportive care and prevention of complications. With no definite treatment, as of now, encouraging reports of some anti-viral and anti-malarial drugs in the management of COVID-19 generate some hope. This review intends to cover the current known aspects of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, based on the available literature.

Concepts Keywords
Causative Coronavirus
China Animal virology
Coronavirus Zoonoses
Epidemiology In Saudi Arabia
Hubei Province Viruses
Morbidity SARS
Mortality Coronaviridae
Pandemic
Pathogenicity
Pneumonia
SARS
Spectrum
Supportive Care
Viral
Wuhan

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH suffering
disease MESH pneumonia
disease MESH complications
disease MESH acute respiratory distress syndrome

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