Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases (ISSN: 2582-3221)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRID/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of&nbsp;‘Infectious Diseases’. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases en-US Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases 2582-3221 Post-viral Fatigue: Implications for Long Covid <p>There has been extensive research on post-viral fatigue, and the present mini-review and commentary provides an overview of the effects associated with different infecting agents. Fatigue is not only a subjective state, rather it has an impact on our ability to carry out everyday functions, and its effect can be demonstrated using performance tasks. It is not surprising, therefore, that persistent effects of COVID-19 are observed, and the key features of Long Covid are reviewed here, Suggestions for further research which will provide a better understanding of Long Covid and provide a basis for prevention and management are also discussed.</p> A. P. Smith ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-09 2021-01-09 17 23 10.9734/ajrid/2021/v6i130182 Clinical Symptoms and Haematological Characteristics among Male and Female COVID-19 Patients in Rivers State: A Single-center Case Reviews <p><strong>Objectives: </strong>The study seeks to assess the sex differences in reported clinical symptoms and haematological parameters of hospitalized COVID-19 cases.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> A retrospective descriptive cross-sectional study.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Covid-19 Treatment Centre, Rivers State, between May 2020 and July 2020.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Descriptive data collection for patients diagnosed of COVID-19 was employed within the months of May to July 2020. A comparison of demographic profile, presenting symptoms, comorbidities and laboratory findings between males and females was analyzed using SPSS version 25. Ethical approval was obtained prior to commencing data collection.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> In this study, data of 56 patients were analyzed of which 31 (55.4%) were males and 25 (44.6%) were females. The mean age for all patients was 36 years and males had a higher mean age (40 ± 12.6) compared to females (31 ± 8.8). Twelve patients (21.4%) reported pre-existing co-morbidities and Hypertension 11 (19.6%) was the prevalent co-morbidity followed by peptic ulcer 2 (3.6%) and Diabetes 2 (3.6%) and these were more common among males. Triglyceride level was significantly higher among females (p= 0.028) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level was significantly lower among females (p= 0.044) while systolic blood pressure level was significantly higher among males (p= 0.011).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Though similar symptoms and haematological findings occur in males and females, specific disparities in some parameters were observed. We recommend healthcare&nbsp;personnel to consider these differences when caring for patients hospitalized for COVID-19.</p> Alali Dan- Jumbo Tondor Cleopatra Uzosike Mary Obidiya Okuku ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-06 2021-01-06 8 16 10.9734/ajrid/2021/v6i130180 Febrile Polyarthritis: Should We Think About Disseminated Gonococcal Infection <p>Gonococcal disease is a sexually transmitted infection. The responsible agent is Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Disseminated gonococcal infection results from blood dissemination of N. gonorrhoeae from its mucosal first site of infection. In our cases, two patients had systematic lupus erythematous, in which one patient developed a dermetitis-arthritis syndrome and the other patient developed a febrile polyarthritis. The third patient was a healthy female who developed a dermetitis-arthritis syndrome. The treatment consisted of intravenous antibiotic and immobilization. The evolution was favorable in all of our cases.</p> Mariem Ghribi Sameh Marzouk Abir Derbel Mouna Snoussi Zouhir Bahloul ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-02 2021-01-02 1 7 10.9734/ajrid/2021/v6i130179