SARS- COVID 19: A SINGLE INSTITUTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY
Dr. Ankur Varma, Dr. Aditi Varma, Dr Himmat Singh Rathore, Dr. Atul Jha*, Dr. Pranshu, Dr. Suryansh, Dr. Dharambir
Objective: The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shows unusually high transmission rate and unique clinical characteristics. This study was undertaken to attempt to describe the disease course and to study laboratory markers in these patients. Methods: Clinical characteristics, laboratory parameters and imaging of 200 patients were collected retrospectively and analysed using SPSS 17.0 software. Results: Among the 200 patients with positive COVID-19 PCR test, 100 patients (50%) had symptoms. All the patients were of Indian ethnicity and 60% had a history of travel or contact with a COVID 19 positive case. Male patients constituted 85 % of the population. The median age of patients in symptomatic and asymptomatic groups was 38 years and 32 years, respectively. Most common presenting symptom was fever followed by shortness of breath and sore throat. Of all the symptomatic patients, 28 had lymphopenia. Out of the 200 patients studied, 197 (98.5%) patients recovered whereas 3(1.5%) succumbed to the disease process. Conclusion: The study population was younger (mean 35yrs) with less severity of symptoms and our study shows no such significant corelation between absolute leucocyte count and disease severity.
Keywords: leucocyte count and disease severity.
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