Role of natural drugs in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2: potential beneficial effects in prevention or prior treatment in elderly and cancer patients

  • Eugenio Boccalone | eugeniob.85@gmail.com Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
  • Veronica Maria Lanni Surgical Sciences Department, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
  • Valerio Massimo Magro Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

In 2019, a new coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), aroused the attention of the entire world. It causes an acute respiratory disease, by involving the same receptor, i.e. the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, as that for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), mainly spreads through the respiratory tract. The clinical symptoms in patients with of SARS-CoV-2 include fever, cough, dyspnea, fatigue and in a small percentage of patients also gastrointestinal symptoms have been reported...

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2020-04-15
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Keywords:
Coronavirus, SARS, elderly patient, medicine herbs.
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Boccalone, E., Lanni, V. M., & Magro, V. M. (2020). Role of natural drugs in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2: potential beneficial effects in prevention or prior treatment in elderly and cancer patients. Geriatric Care, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gc.2020.9016