Case Report

COVID-19 Misdiagnosis Due to Atypical Symptoms: A Case Report


Introduction: The COVID-19 has recently become pandemic. Early diagnosis and the transmission chain cutting off are critical keys to control this disease and stop its spread. In this case report, the significance of proper and on-time diagnosis is discussed. Misdiagnosis of COVID-19 may lead to delay in early diagnosis of the disease.
Case Presentation: A 78-year-old man with chief complaint of dark stool and constipation was admitted. Based on the preliminary complaints of the patient, the emergency medical specialist transferred him to the internal caregiving service, but according to radiological findings and his positive Real time PCR test, COVID-19 was final diagnosis.
Conclusion: Healthcare planners and policymakers should prepare precise clinical guidelines that are compatible with domestic conditions of the country to improve the ability of health care providers for diagnosing patients with COVID-19 to promote controlling this condition.

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IssueVol 61 No 6 (2023) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
COVID-19 misdiagnosis Gastroenteritis

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Karimi J, Pourmontaseri Z, Najafi H, Ahmadi Marzaleh M, Rahimi Asl Z. COVID-19 Misdiagnosis Due to Atypical Symptoms: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 2023;61(6):375-377.