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BET 1: Lopinavir–ritonavir and COVID-19
  1. Daniel Dolan,
  2. Jack Ingham,
  3. Janos Baombe
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Reynard, production.emj{at}

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(In adult patients admitted to hospital with confirmed COVID-19) does (lopinavir–ritonavir) lead to (reduced mortality and/or reduced length of stay and/or reduced time to improvement)?

Clinical scenario

A 52-year-old man presented to the ED with a 9-day history of coryzal symptoms including sore throat and fever, after 5 days developed a dry cough and shortness of breath on exertion. His shortness of breath had become more severe over the last 24 hours, now breathless at rest and complaining of right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest X-ray and blood result findings were highly suspicious of COVID-19 …

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