Thai doctors declare two drug groups help cure patient


BANGKOK — Two Thai doctors from Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok declared a success in treating coronavirus patients using anti-flu and AIDS drugs. A Chinese woman with severe symptoms received the medications. 

Dr Kriangsak Atipornwanich, an expert physician, and Assoc Prof Dr Subsai Kongsangdao, a specialist, said at a briefing in Bangkok that improvements were seen in the 71-year-old woman 48 hours after administering the two groups of medications.

The woman was admitted first to Hua Hin Hospital and then transferred to Rajavithi Hospital on Jan 29.

After finding she had severe symptoms, the doctors decided to use oseltamivir, an anti-flu drug used to treat the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), as well as lopinavir and ritonavir, two AIDS drugs.

Dr Kriangsak acknowledged that the Chinese had already been using AIDS medications to treat the novel coronavirus.

Source: Bangkok Post

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