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Clinical Characteristics of Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Clinical Characteristics of Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In this single-center case series of 138 hospitalized patients with confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) in Wuhan, China, presumed hospital-related transmission of 2019-nCoV was suspected in 41% of patients, 26% of patients received ICU care, and mortality was 4.3%.

Of 138 hospitalized patients with NCIP, the median age was 56 years and 75 were men.

Hospital-associated transmission was suspected as the presumed mechanism of infection for affected health professionals.

Common symptoms included fever.

Lymphopenia occurred in 97 patients, prolonged prothrombin time, and elevated lactate dehydrogenase.

The median time from first symptom to dyspnea was 5.0 days, to hospital admission was 7.0 days, and to ARDS was 8.0 days.

Patients treated in the ICU, compared with patients not treated in the ICU, were older, were more likely to have underlying comorbidities, and were more likely to have dyspnea, and anorexia.

CriticalCare.news
February 7, 2020

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