Published: 20 April 2020
Author(s): Lucia De Franceschi, Enrico Costa, Francesco Dima, Matteo Morandi, Oliviero Olivieri
Issue: July 2020
Section: Letter to the Editor

The coronavirus disease COVID19 is a global health pandemic emergency. The disease, named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the WHO, presents symptoms that range from mild to severe and fatal respiratory conditions. As the epidemy emerged and spread rapidly worldwide, more than 400,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and around 20,000 related deaths have been reported globally [1]. Clinical presentation might range from mild to severe lower respiratory tract symptoms, resulting in life-threatening complication such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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