Human coronavirus OC43 simulating COVID-19 pneumonia
Human coronavirus OC43 is a common cause of respiratory illness, especially in
immunocompromised persons, including children and elderly adults. We report a 42-yearold immunocompetent woman with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and positive results
on OC43 coronavirus testing. This case indicates the need to consider other viral pathogens
during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: OC43 Coronavirus, COVID-19, pneumonia
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