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Current Chinese Science


ISSN (Print): 2210-2981
ISSN (Online): 2210-2914

Case Report Section: Pharmacology

Recovery of a 91-year-old COVID-19 Patient with Medical and Psychological Support

Author(s): Dong Zhang, Chunrong Liu and Li Li*

Volume 1, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 10 December, 2020

Page: [286 - 290] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2666001601999201210211231


Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is designated as a global pandemic. Elderly men with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and usually develop severe/ critical illness, therefore more attention we should be paid to them.

Objective: Describe methods that may help old patients with COVID-19 recover.

Methods: A case of a 91-year-old male COVID-19 patient in Haihe Hospital, Tianjin, China, has been reported here who survived after receiving supportive medical treatment and psychological assistance.

Results: In addition to medical interventions, psychological support may be needed to better treat COVID-19 patients, including the elderly.

Conclusion: Special care should be provided for elderly COVID-19 patients. Mutual understanding and support between patients and health-care workers are essential during this pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, elderly patient, psychological assistance, special care, family support.

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