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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 456-460

Successful treatment of coronavirus disease with integrated traditional chinese and western medicine: A case report


1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Dongcheng District, China
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Fengtai Hospital of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Fengtai District, China
3 Department of Acupuncture, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Dongcheng District, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Bo Wang
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Fengtai Hospital of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Beijing 100 072
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wjtcm.wjtcm_61_20

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Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new outbreak infectious disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Nearly 80,000 people have got infected in China in just 2 months. Up to now, there still has no specific effective treatment for this disease. While integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine has definite curative effect, could significantly reduce the disease mortality and shorten the course of treatment. Case Report: Here we report a 31-year-old female case of COVID-19 in a family cluster in Beijing. She reported low fever, cough with a little white sputum, fatigue, watery diarrhea, anorexia on admission. The COVID-19 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) belonged to plagues caused by dampness toxin. The patient was treated with TCM from dampness combined with antiviral drug abidol. After four visits, the patient was significantly improved with symptoms disappearing, chest-computed tomography dissipating, viral nucleic acid turning negative. She discharged and donated 200 ml convalescent plasma after 19 days hospitalization. Conclusion: The present case demonstrated that integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine could treat COVID-19 effectively. However, clinical randomized controlled trials are warranted to verify the precise clinical efficacy.


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