DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20210287

Clinical implications and future perspective of COVID-19 pandemic-a review

Santosh Kumar Swain, Pragnya Paramita Jena

Abstract


Current COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for human being and still waiting for effective treatment strategies. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is truly devastating and raised several concerns among the people because of the worries and fear of catching an infection. Rapid spread of this pandemic is also causing crisis of the certain useful existing medications. The clinical presentations of the COVID-19 infections are mainly associated with otorhinolaryngological and respiratory manifestations which include throat pain, dry cough, fever, loss of smell, loss of taste and breathlessness. The use of the personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important preventive measure for a health care professional during dealing of the COVID-19 patients. Other than PPE, frequent hand washing, use of face mask and social distancing are important measures against COVID-19 infection. This review article focuses on the clinical aspects of the disease, diagnosis, preventive measures, future outlook and challenges faced by the developing and developing countries particularly for managing the ear, nose, throat, head and neck patients.  


Keywords


COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, Clinical implications, Future perspective

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