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Internal Medicine and COVID-19

Educational Objective
To understand the role internal medicine is playing in detecting and managing COVID-19
1 Credit CME

Although the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is novel, many clinicians would consider coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) an internal medicine disease, with striking similarities to the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic nearly 40 years ago. Evaluating the protean manifestations of COVID-19 and determining the optimal approach to treating patients are basic elements of internal medicine. Hypoxia that can progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome, renal failure, myocarditis, and thrombosis are conditions that internists have always treated.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, PO Box 0214, San Francisco, CA 94143 (rita.redberg@ucsf.edu).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Redberg reported receiving research funding from the Arnold Ventures Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. No other disclosures were reported.

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