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25 July 2020 : Case report  USA

Unusual Early Recovery of a Critical COVID-19 Patient After Administration of Intravenous Vitamin C

Unusual clinical course, Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment

Hafiz Muhammad Waqas Khan1ABEF*, Niraj Parikh2AF, Shady Maher Megala3AF, George Silviu Predeteanu1AEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.925521

Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e925521

Table 1. Laboratory data showing various markers and their trends on hospital days 1, 6, 10, and 16.

MeasureReference rangeDay 1Day 6Day 10Day 16
White cell count4.5–11×10/µL8.606.975.934.75
Red cell count4.25–5.49×10/µL3.363.223.053.03
Hemoglobin12–15.7 g/dL9.59.0L8.38.3
Hematocrit34.9–46.9%30.229.827.727.3
Platelet count140–440×10/µL323322346379
Glucose70–105 mg/dL11694106100
Blood urea nitrogen7–22 mg/dL1531179
Serum creatinine0.5–1.5 mg/dL0.771.160.660.63
Sodium134–145 mmol/L132140142138
Potassium3.5–5.1 mmol/L3.24.43.84.0
Chloride98–112 mmol/L94101103104
Carbon dioxide24–30 mmol/liter26292628
pH arterial7.35–7.457.4657.3557.493
pCO arterial35–45 mmHg44.652.140.2
pO arterial80–100 mmHg94.7167.777.1
Bicarbonate arterial22–26 mmol/L31.430.430.2
Total protein6–8 g/dL7.4
Albumin3.5–5.0 g/dL1.9
Total bilirubin0.2–1.3 mg/dL0.5
Alanine aminotransferase7–56 U/L18
Aspartate aminotransferase8–40 U/L37
Alkaline phosphatase39–117 U/L106
Total creatine kinase35–230 U/L50
Ferritin10–291 ng/mL767.2
Fibrinogen200–400 mg/dL488
Venous lactic acid0.5–2.0 mmol/L1.3
Lactate dehydrogenase100–225 U/L312
Procalcitonin0.02–0.09 ng/mL0.06
Interleukin-652
Prothrombin time9.5–12 seconds10.2
International normalized ratio0.88–1.110.99
Partial thromboplastin time23–31 seconds27.3

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
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