Unusual Early Recovery of a Critical COVID-19 Patient After
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COVID-19 continues to spread, with confirmed cases now in more than 200 countries. Thus far there are no proven therapeutic options to treat COVID-19.

This is the report a case of COVID-19 with acute respiratory distress syndrome who was treated with high-dose vitamin C infusion and was the first case to have early recovery from the disease.

A 74-year-old woman with no recent sick contacts or travel history presented with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Her vital signs were normal except for oxygen saturation of 87% and bilateral rhonchi on lung auscultation. Chest radiography revealed air space opacity in the right upper lobe, suspicious for pneumonia.

A nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV2 came back positive while the patient was in the airborne-isolation unit. Laboratory data showed lymphopenia and elevated LDH, ferritin, and interleukin-6. The patient was initially started on oral HCQ and azithromycin. On day 6, she developed ARDS and septic shock, for which mechanical ventilation and pressor support were started, along with infusion of high-dose intravenous vitamin C. The patient improved clinically and was able to be taken off mechanical ventilation within 5 days.

Conclusively, This report highlights the potential benefits of high-dose intravenous vitamin C in critically ill COVID-19 patients in terms of rapid recovery and shortened length of mechanical ventilation and ICU stay. Further studies will elaborate on the efficacy of intravenous vitamin C in critically ill COVID-19.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32709838/
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Dr. R●●●●●●i S●●●●●●a
Dr. R●●●●●●i S●●●●●●a Hospital Administration
Vitamin C has a property of rallying your immune system against infections in the body.
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Dr. Y●●●●●●i D●●●i
Dr. Y●●●●●●i D●●●i Physiotherapy
Just Vit C in NS? Or something more?
Aug 6, 2020Like2
Dr. S●●●●●●●●●●n K●●●●●●i
Dr. S●●●●●●●●●●n K●●●●●●i Family Medicine
25g Vitamin C should be given
Aug 6, 2020Like1