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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2035-2037

Possible COVID-19 reinfection case in Duhok City, Kurdistan: A case report

1 College of Medicine, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
2 College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ibrahim A Naqid
Department of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2396_20

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Since the discovery of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has become the most important health-care crisis globally, having spread to millions of people worldwide. Patients who recover from COVID-19 are still susceptible to reinfection. In this report, we present the case of a patient who had recovered from COVID-19. Recovery was defined as the resolution of symptoms accompanied by two consecutive SARS-CoV-2-negative real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results. Two months after the first infection, the patient tested positive for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Three months after this test, the patient presented with mild COVID-19 symptoms that was confirmed by RT-PCR. These findings indicate a possible reinfection case. If the occurrence of reinfections is demonstrated to be true, then it may change the strategy of community-based disease prevention. More research is needed to confirm the concept of reinfection.

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