Diagnostic difficulties with COVID-19 in a patient after total laryngectomy
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and often presents with flu-like symptoms that can have varying degrees, which may subsequently lead to acute respiratory distress (ARDS). The genetic material of the virus in samples of respiratory secretions is identified by way of basic diagnostic tests. Due to the altered course of the respiratory tract, patients after total laryngectomy require special attention in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. We present a case of a patient after laryngectomy who obtained different results of COVID-19 tests depending on the site of sampling.
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