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COVID-19-related pneumonia with a predominant lymphocyte fraction in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid
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  • Tsukasa Ueda ,
  • Taro Yoneda,
  • Hayato Koba,
  • Hiroko Morita,
  • Kazuyuki Kakeshita,
  • Hideharu Kimura,
  • Kazuo Kasahara
Tsukasa Ueda
Komatsu Municipal Hospital
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Taro Yoneda
Komatsu Municipal Hospital
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Hayato Koba
Komatsu Municipal Hospital
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Hiroko Morita
Komatsu Municipal Hospital
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Kazuyuki Kakeshita
Komatsu Municipal Hospital
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Hideharu Kimura
Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Department of Respiratory Medicine
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Kazuo Kasahara
Kanazawa University School of Medicine
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Abstract

A 48-year-old woman, considered as a close contact of her husband who was diagnosed with COVID-19. She was clinically diagnosed with COVID-19-related pneumonia because of a positive antibody test. Her BALF contained an elevated lymphocyte fraction, which might explain why steroids are effective against COVID-19-related pneumonia.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

04 Apr 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
05 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
05 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned