Clinical Manifestations of Covid-19: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Ugochukwu Anthony Eze
Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Nigeria and Honorary Supervisor University of Edinburgh Masters of Surgery Program in Clinical Ophthalmology, United Kingdom.
Khadija Abimbola Abdulraheem
Department of Medical Microbiology, National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria.
Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Puthisastra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Oladimeji Adebayo
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/ Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Simji Samuel Gomerep
Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Jos/Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.

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Book Details

Author(s)

Ugochukwu Anthony Eze
Khadija Abimbola Abdulraheem
Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi
Oladimeji Adebayo
Simji Samuel Gomerep

Pages

145

Publisher

B P International

Language

English

ISBN-13 (15)

978-81-973195-5-6 (Print)
978-81-973195-4-9 (eBook)

Published

May 07, 2024

About The Author / Editor

Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Puthisastra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Khadija Abimbola Abdulraheem

Department of Medical Microbiology, National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria.

Oladimeji Adebayo

Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/ Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Simji Samuel Gomerep

Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Jos/Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.

Ugochukwu Anthony Eze

Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Nigeria and Honorary Supervisor University of Edinburgh Masters of Surgery Program in Clinical Ophthalmology, United Kingdom.

COVID-19 was initially described as a respiratory disease of unknown origin. Its description then evolved into a viral disease with an unusual form of pneumonia. In the evolution of the disease, different specialists reported multiple symptoms and signs which could mimic other medical conditions. Eventually, the disease was described as primarily of respiratory origin with a multi-systemic manifestation. This also serves as a reminder that the human body is a single working unit made up of systems that work in unison toward an ultimate result.   

 

During the lockdown in the early phase of the pandemic, mankind was involved in a lot of introspection which led to some innovations. While I was in self-isolation for a week (after contact with a covid-19 positive colleague whose eyes I had examined before she was confirmed with the infection), the desire to have a single document that captures the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 from a multispecialty and multi-systemic approach was kindled. The authors of this book are specialist physicians and scientist of Nigerian origin who practice in different parts of the globe.

 

This book, conceived at the peak of the pandemic was intended to be published as a major review article for a medical journal. The inability to get a suitable journal led us back to the drawing board and we decided to expand the scope, enabling us to create this 19-chapter masterpiece. We do not claim or consider our work to be exhaustive on the subject, however, it has a broad specialty spread and we believe each chapter will direct any reader to the reference materials needed to clarify any scientific detail summarized in this book.