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Abstract

Today, our understanding towards COVID-19 pandemic is that it is contagious and based on the of the virus, the signs and symptoms of this viral resemble the viral infectionlike Severe Acute-Respiratory (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Currently, documented vaccines or drugs are not available for the treatment of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. The main objective of this article is to compile the available literature on the treatment modalities for COVID-19, currently being advocated. Furthermore, there is no time to wait for evidence-based treatment, hence in such a scenario; an attempt has been made to collect the available scientific literature and understand the treatment of the disease with this insight. A MEDLINE-PUBMED search was performed in the surge of the treatment strategies for COVID-19 using the keywords "COVID-19", "", "novel ", "treatment of " and "therapies". We have reviewed the multiple articles from recently published literature and various proofs from up-to-date journals. Based on the reviewed literature, various categories of drugs are under trial or have been tried for the treatment of infection, which are as medications (anti-viral agents, and , ACE-2 inhibitors, etc.), immune therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, plasma exchange therapy, and blood purification therapy, etc. We attempted to go through the literature available for the treatment of COVID-19 and tried to compile it all together. Still, clinical trials are under process, and there are no evidence-based treatment strategies available to manage the cases of COVID-19 patients.

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2019-nCoV COVID-19 novel coronavirus treatment nCoV therapies

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Sridevi Ugrappa, Ajay Jain, Akshay Bhargava, Neeraj Kumar Fuloria, & Shivkanya Fuloria. (2020). A search in the surge of treatment for COVID-19 patients: A narrative literature review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 822-831. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3088