Upper Respiratory Tract Levels of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA and Duration of Viral RNA Shedding Do Not Differ Between Patients With Mild and Severe/Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

This study reports longitudinal viral RNA loads from the nasopharynx/throat in patients with mild and severe/critical coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We also investigated whether the duration of symptoms correlated with the duration of viral RNA shedding. A total of 56 patients were included. The highest viral loads occurred early after onset of symptoms. Neither the viral RNA loads in the upper respiratory tract nor the time to viral RNA clearance differed between patients with mild or severe/critical disease. There was a moderate correlation between number of days with symptoms and number of days with viral RNA shedding in patients with mild COVID-19.

COVID-19

viral shedding

nasopharynx

SARS-CoV-2

Författare

Aylin Yilmaz

Göteborgs universitet

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Emelie Marklund

Göteborgs universitet

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Maria Andersson

Göteborgs universitet

Staffan Nilsson

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Tillämpad matematik och statistik

Lars-Magnus Andersson

Göteborgs universitet

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Magnus Lindh

Göteborgs universitet

Magnus Gisslen

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Göteborgs universitet

Journal of Infectious Diseases

0022-1899 (ISSN) 1537-6613 (eISSN)

Vol. 223 1 15-18

Ämneskategorier

Kirurgi

Gastroenterologi

Reumatologi och inflammation

DOI

10.1093/infdis/jiaa632

PubMed

33020822

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