Unrecognized Driver of Severe COVID-19? - Study Findings Q&A CaseTry this free COVID-19 Case Q&A courtesy of Med-Challenger.
In December 2021, an interesting article was published that explored the scientific plausibility of a possibly under-recognized contributor to severe COVID-19. What is this trigger (which is easily tested for in the emergency department)?
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A 68-year-old female presents on day 8 of her confirmed COVID-19 illness with a complaint of sudden, significant worsening of all her symptoms.
She is moderately overweight (175 lbs. per her statement) with a history of well-controlled hypertension and diet-controlled metabolic syndrome.
She is obviously ill and will require hospitalization.
According to a recent article, what lab could be ordered at the time of presentation that might uncover the presence of a possible – and treatable – trigger for severe COVID-19?
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