Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) negative results in the upper respiratory tract represent a major concern for the clinical management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Herein, we report the case of a 43-years-old man with a strong clinical suspicion of COVID-19, who resulted in being negative to multiple severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RT-PCR tests performed on different oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swabs, despite serology having confirmed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM. The patient underwent a chest computed tomography (CT) that showed typical imaging findings of COVID-19 pneumonia. The presence of viral SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed only by performing a SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test on stool. Performing of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test on fecal samples can be a rapid and useful approach to confirm COVID-19 diagnosis in cases where there is an apparent discrepancy between COVID-19 clinical symptoms coupled with chest CT and SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests’ results on samples from the upper respiratory tract.

Sars-cov-2 detection in fecal sample from a patient with typical findings of covid-19 pneumonia on ct but negative to multiple sars-cov-2 rt-pcr tests on oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab samples / Brogna, B.; Brogna, C.; Petrillo, M.; Conte, A. M.; Benincasa, G.; Montano, L.; Piscopo, M.. - In: MEDICINA. - ISSN 1010-660X. - 57:3(2021), p. 290. [10.3390/medicina57030290]

Sars-cov-2 detection in fecal sample from a patient with typical findings of covid-19 pneumonia on ct but negative to multiple sars-cov-2 rt-pcr tests on oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab samples

Piscopo M.
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2021

Abstract

Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) negative results in the upper respiratory tract represent a major concern for the clinical management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Herein, we report the case of a 43-years-old man with a strong clinical suspicion of COVID-19, who resulted in being negative to multiple severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RT-PCR tests performed on different oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swabs, despite serology having confirmed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM. The patient underwent a chest computed tomography (CT) that showed typical imaging findings of COVID-19 pneumonia. The presence of viral SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed only by performing a SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test on stool. Performing of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test on fecal samples can be a rapid and useful approach to confirm COVID-19 diagnosis in cases where there is an apparent discrepancy between COVID-19 clinical symptoms coupled with chest CT and SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests’ results on samples from the upper respiratory tract.
2021
Sars-cov-2 detection in fecal sample from a patient with typical findings of covid-19 pneumonia on ct but negative to multiple sars-cov-2 rt-pcr tests on oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab samples / Brogna, B.; Brogna, C.; Petrillo, M.; Conte, A. M.; Benincasa, G.; Montano, L.; Piscopo, M.. - In: MEDICINA. - ISSN 1010-660X. - 57:3(2021), p. 290. [10.3390/medicina57030290]
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