Carving out a place for internal medicine during COVID-19 epidemic in Italy

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Internal medicine has been immediately involved in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic in Italy, which started in late February 2020. The first few COVID-19 cases were suspected and diagnosed in internal medicine wards, including, among others, a young adult male from Codogno (referred to as “patient 1”), who was later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of our hospital.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020



  • coronavirus
  • healthcare
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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