COVID-19: an international student’s review from Humanitas University

What is the role of a medical student during the time of a pandemic? What can we learn about the COVID-19?
We are three medical students – Egan Ciara, Passini Giovanni, Uccellini Matteo – who performed a review of the literature to understand better this infection and to help our fellow colleagues as well. We began with a brief overview of the pandemic development and its epidemiology. We review the up to date information regarding the virology, pathophysiology, immunology, serology, diagnostics, and imaging of COVID-19. We finally reviewed the current pharmacological treatments and hot topics in this area. We found that while there is a vast amount of literature on this topic, there are still essential unanswered questions that need to be addressed.

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Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.