Rifaa Waseem1*, Ali Niyaf2 and Kiran Niraula2
1Department of Medicine, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines, Italy 2Department of Neurosurgery, ADK Hospital, Sosunmagu, MaldivesFulltext PDF
Background: COVID-19 is a disease that has an extensive clinical manifestation. The symptomatic patient can present either with the primary and known typical symptoms or can present with unusual and rare symptoms of this disease. Case Report: In this report we present, a 26-year-old COVID-19 positive female who presented with left-sided flank pain as the initial manifestation of COVID-19. She had clear blood work-up and radiologic imaging which could have led to misdiagnosis of COVID-19 had she not been a direct contact of another COVID-19 positive patient. Conclusion: The importance of being aware of the under-recognized wide spectra of rare initial manifestations of COVID-19 cannot be overstated when it comes to the early diagnosis of this disease. The knowledge of atypical symptoms of COVID-19 is essential in order to ensure the safety of our health care settings and crucial for the battle against this disease.
Waseem R, Niyaf A, Niraula K. Flank Pain as the Initial Manifestation of COVID-19. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1952..