A Review on COVID-19 and Current Repurposing Treatment Strategy

Authors

  • Ahalya S P
  • Priyadharshini A
  • Dhivya D
  • Nila G

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16711

Keywords:

SARS-Cov-2, RNA virus, Symptoms of Covid, Respiratory illness, Treatment strategy, Repurposing.

Abstract

A recent outbreak was caused by SARS-CoV-2 was named Coronavirus disease- COVID-19. The first case
was detected in China. It continued to spread globally and later was declared as a pandemic by WHO.
Pneumonia like symptoms was observed which later led to respiratory illness, renal impairment, and death.
Closed contact, respiratory droplets through cough, and sneeze are the mode transmission. Symptoms
generally occur 2-14 days after infection. PCR is performed using various samples collected from infected
patients and is the standard method of diagnosis. Chest X-ray, CT, and the symptoms observed generally
show the extent of progress of the disease. Although there is no effective cure, currently symptomatic
treatment and supportive care are available to reduce pneumonia-like symptoms and to decrease the severity
of the condition. Preventive measures proposed by the WHO is to maintain proper personal hygiene, social
distancing, and the use of the mask.

Author Biographies

Ahalya S P

Assistant Professor, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,Kattankulathur

Priyadharshini A

Assistant Professor, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,
Kattankulathur

Dhivya D

Pharm.D Student, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,Kattankulathur

Nila G

Pharm.D Student, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,Kattankulathur

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Ahalya S P, Priyadharshini A, Dhivya D, & Nila G. (2021). A Review on COVID-19 and Current Repurposing Treatment Strategy. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 243-249. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16711