Case Study

COVID-19 and Rule out Bacterial Co-infection

Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

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PCT can be useful in determining the need for antibiotics in patients with early COVID-19.

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*NEWS or National Early Warning Score is a scoring system based on 6 common physiological measurements: respiration rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and level of alertness. The score ranges from 0 to 20 points; a level of 5-6 means a patient can be very ill and requires regular monitoring and urgent review.

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