Adjunctive homeopathic treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients (COVIHOM): A retrospective case series

Background: and purpose. COVID-19 is a novel viral disease causing worldwide pandemia. The aim of this study was to describe the effect of adjunctive individualized homeopathic treatment delivered to hospitalized patients with confirmed symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patient presentation: Thirteen patients with COVID-19 were admitted. Mean age was 73.4 ±15.0 (SD) years. Twelve (92.3%) were speedily discharged without relevant sequelae after 14.4 ±8.9 days. A single patient admitted in an advanced stage of septic disease died in hospital. A time-dependent improvement of relevant clinical symptoms was observed in the 12 surviving patients. Six (46.2%) were critically ill and treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Mean stay at the ICU of the 5 surviving patients was 18.8 ±6.8 days. In six patients (46.2%) gastrointestinal disorders accompanied COVID-19. Conclusion: The observations suggest that adjunctive homeopathic treatment may be helpful to treat patients with confirmed COVID-19 even in high – risk patients especially since there is no conventional treatment of COVID-19 available at present.

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