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			PubMed Journals: J Korean Med Sci

  Source:		PMID: 32080991


    		J Korean Med Sci. 2020 Feb 24;35(7):e86. doi:
     		10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e86.

			Viral Load Kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in
			First Two Patients in Korea.

			Kim JY(#)(1), Ko JH(#)(2), Kim Y(3), Kim YJ(4),
			Kim JM(5), Chung YS(5), Kim HM(5), Han
			MG(5), Kim SY(6), Chin BS(7).

			Author Information
			(1) Division of Infectious Diseases, Department
			of Internal Medicine, Incheon Medical Center,
			Incheon, Korea.
			(2) Division of Infectious Diseases, Department
			of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center,
			Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine,
			Seoul, Korea.
			(3) Department of Internal Medicine,
			National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
			(4) Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical
			Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of
			Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
			(5) Division of Viral Diseases, Center for
			Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases,
			Korea Centers for Disease Control &
			Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.
			(6) Department of Laboratory Medicine,
			National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
			(7) Department of Internal Medicine, National
			Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
			moberrer@nmc.or.kr. (#)Contributed equally

			As of February 2020,
			severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
			2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak started in China in
			December 2019 has been spreading in many
			countries in the world. With the numbers of
			confirmed cases are increasing, information on
			the epidemiologic investigation and clinical
			manifestation have been accumulated.
			However, data on viral load kinetics in
			confirmed cases are lacking. Here, we present
			the viral load kinetics of the first two confirmed
			patients with mild to moderate illnesses in
			Korea in whom distinct viral load kinetics are
			shown. This report suggests that viral load
			kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 may be different from
			that of previously reported other
			coronavirus infections such as SARS-CoV.

			©2020 The Korean Academy of Medical
			Sciences.

			DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e86
			PMID: 32080991

			Conflict of interest statement: The authors have
			no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

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