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COVID CHEAT SHEET

 

AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS:

1.       65 and older

2.       Nursing home patients

3.       Underlying medical conditions such as:

a.       Asthma

b.       Serious heart conditions

c.       Immunocompromised people

d.       Obesity 40 BMI or higher

e.       Diabetics

f.        Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

g.       People with liver disease

 

EARLY SYMPTOMS - Mayo ClinicMay occur 2-14 days after exposure 

1.       Fever 100.4 or higher

2.       Cough

3.       Fatigue

4.       Muscle aches

5.       Headache

6.       Sore throat

7.       New loss of taste or smell

8.       Chills

9.       Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties

 

WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:

1.       Trouble breathing

2.       Constant pain or pressure in chest

3.       Confusion

4.       Blue tinted lips or face

 

RISK FACTORS-EXPOSURE:

Recent travel from or residence in an area with ongoing community spread as determined by CDC or WHO.

Close contact-within 6 feet-with someone who has Covid-19 of being coughed or sneezed on by an infected person.

 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS:

1.       Pneumonia or trouble breathing

2.       Organ failure in several organs

3.       Heart problems

4.       Blood clots

5.       Acute kidney pain

6.       Additional viral/bacterial infections. 

7.       Stroke

 

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS:

Definition: A condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. Normally the immune system will attack germs and bacteria, however, the immune system will mistake part of your body such as skin, joints and releases proteins that attack healthy cells. 


14 Common autoimmune diseases - CDC

1.    Type 1 Diabetes

2.    Rheumatoid arthritis

3.    Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis

4.    Multiple sclerosis

5.    Systemic lupus erythematosus

6.    Inflammatory bowel disease

7.    Addison’s disease

8.    Grave’s Disease

9.    Sjogrens syndrome

10.   Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

11.   Myasthenia gravis

12.   Autoimmune vasculitis

13.   Pernicious anemia

14.   Celiac disease


POTENTIAL HEALTH COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID:

ComplicationTime Frame  Likelihood
Comorbidities  short term   high
Venous thromboembolism  short term   high
Cardiovascular complications short term  medium
Acute kidney injury short term  medium
Acute liver injury short term  medium
Neurologic complications short term  medium
Cytokine Release Syndrome short term  low
Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome short term  low
Acute respiratory failure short term  low
Pregnancy complications short term  low
Secondary infection short term  low
Aspergillosis short term  low
Pancreatic injury short term  low
Rhabdomyolysis short term  low
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia short term  low