Researches Found Corona virus In Sputum, Faeces Of COVID-19 Negative Patients

Wed Apr 01 2020 18:47:59 GMT+0530 (IST)

In a quick turn of events, the Chinese doctors have found out COVID-19 rnin the sputum and faecal samples of some patients with negative rnpharyngeal swabs for COVID-19.

The study, published in the rnjournal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that some patients had rnpositive, real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testrn results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum or faeces after the pharyngeal rnswabs became negative.

The Pharyngeal swabs deal with the rnaccurateness of a patient's discharge from the hospital and whether the rnisolation of the patient should continue or be terminated. That's the rnpotentiality of the swabs.

These findings raise concerns over rnwhether patients with negative pharyngeal swabs are truly virus-free or rnif sampling of additional body sites might be needed.

The rnresearchers have found out that 22 patients of the 133 patients rnadmittedrn with the Coronavirus have the follow-up positive sputum or rnfaecal samples