Presentations of COVID-19 have ranged from no or mild symptoms to severe illness and mortality. Symptoms may develop 2 days to 2 weeks after exposure to the virus. The following symptoms may indicate COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Other reported symptoms have included the following:
Neurologic (eg, altered mentality)
Although symptoms may occur in various orders and individuals do not necessarily have any or all symptoms, a study of more than 55,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported that the most common order of symptoms was fever, cough, muscle pain, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. This may help distinguish the presentation of COVID-19 from the presentation of influenza, which more commonly begins with cough and myalgia.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: COVID-19 Clinical Keys - Medscape - Oct 22, 2020.