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Establishing the diagnosis of COVID-19 does not deviate from basic principles Yusuke ITO 1 , Hiroo MATSUO 2 1Department of Pediatric Critical Care/Deparrment of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center 2Deparrment of Infectious Diseases Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center pp.505-514
Published Date 2021/7/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.3102200889
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How should the diagnosis of COVID-19 be made? Should the patient's nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva be tested for antigens or obtain a polymerase chain reaction test first? A basic principle of infectious diseases is “to consider the pretest probability based on a detailed history and physical examination, and then to diagnose the disease by constructing the necessary tests,” and making the diagnosis of COVID-19 does not deviate from this principle. It is important to be aware of the prevalence of the disease in the surrounding area and exposure history, and it is not appropriate to ignore them.


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