Diagnosis and clinical management of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection: an operational recommendation of Peking Union Medical College Hospital (V2.0)

Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020 Mar 14;9(1):582-585. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2020.1735265. eCollection 2020.


Since December 2019, China has been experiencing an outbreak of a new infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The clinical features include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and inflammatory lung infiltration. China rapidly listed SARS-CoV-2-related pneumonia as a statutory infectious disease. To standardize the diagnosis and treatment of this new infectious disease, an operational recommendation for the diagnosis and management of SARS-CoV-2 infection is developed by Peking Union Medical College Hospital.

Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019; SARS-CoV-2; diagnosis; pneumonia; treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control
  • Coronavirus Infections / therapy*
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Health Personnel
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Patient Isolation
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control
  • Pneumonia, Viral / therapy*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*