Review of the Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Fang Jiang, Liehua Deng, Liangqing Zhang, Yin Cai, Chi Wai Cheung, Zhengyuan Xia

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In late December 2019, a cluster of cases with 2019 Novel Coronavirus pneumonia (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, aroused worldwide concern. Previous studies have reported epidemiological and clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The purpose of this brief review is to summarize those published studies as of late February 2020 on the clinical features, symptoms, complications, and treatments of COVID-19 and help provide guidance for frontline medical staff in the clinical management of this outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1545-1549
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Issue number5
Early online date4 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • pneumonia
  • review
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Wuhan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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