Turkish Thoracic Journal
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Case of Prolonged Viral Shedding: Chronic, Intermittan COVID-19?

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Division of Hematology, Department of Pulmonology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Division of Hematology, Department of Radiology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Division of Hematology, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Division of Hematology, Department of Microbiology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2022; 23: 85-88
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2022.21141
Read: 97 Downloads: 33 Published: 01 January 2022

COVID-19 is a pandemic that has been affecting the entire world and has caused the death of approximately 2.8 million people. Although the duration of viral shedding varies, an average of 7-10 days is accepted. It is still unclear whether prolonged viral shedding means prolonged contagious period and whether COVID-19 will become chronic or not. This article presents a case with hematological malignancy (lymphoma) with the longest polymerase chain reaction positivity that we could find in the literature (110 days in total).

Cite this article as: Serez Kaya B, Yılmam İ, Çakır Edis E, et al. Case of prolonged viral shedding: Chronic, intermittan COVID-19? Turk Thorac J. 2022;23(1):85-88.

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