Sypmtoms of SARS COV2 persist even after Negative RT PCR.

27 year old male with a h/o Bronchial Asthma and Hypertension, BMI: 25.7, presented with dyspnea and chest tightness. H/o loose stools and fever three days back. At present no fever. No loose stools. Spo2 :80% at room air temperature Dexamethasone 6mg OD daily Nebulisation with Asthalin Tab.Deriphyllin OD given Spo2 improved , now 93-95% at room air. RT -PCR for SARS COV2: "NEGATIVE"

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Sometimes symptoms of COVID-19 disease persist even after recovery and RT - PCR is negative .As many patients develop pulmonary fibrosis and so dypnoea can persist for months together

Thank you sir

He has been treated as acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma and he has responded. Covid RTPCR is negative . Observation, HRCT, Antibiotics, continue steroids, nebulisation, Ddimer, CBC , CRP , Repeat RT PCR for COVID

Thank you sir..

Repeat RT PCR clia after2 to 3 days Correlate with CBC CRP Ferritin Il6 d dimer sgpt ldh serum creatinine Do hrct expiratory films

Test will pick up on viral load

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