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Papers: 30 Jan 2021 - 5 Feb 2021


J Pain Res


Pain Symptoms in Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Literature Review.


Weng L-M, Su X, Wang X-Q
J Pain Res. 2021; 14:147-159.
PMID: 33531833.


On 11 March, 2020, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. It brought substantial physical and psychological burden on individuals and financial loss across countries. Patients with COVID-19 may exhibit various symptoms, such as fever, cough, dyspnea, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, chest pain, and abdominal pain, at 2-14 days after exposure to the novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS]-CoV-2). Pain symptoms present important challenge to clinicians' diagnosis when treating COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. Considering the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the pain symptoms should be systematically summarized.