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Clinical characteristics of outpatients and inpatients with COVID-19 in Bushehr: a report from the south of Iran

Authors
  • Keshavarz, Mohsen1
  • Tavakoli, Ahmad2, 3
  • Zanganeh, Sareh4
  • Mousavi, Mohammad Javad5
  • Vahdat, Katayoun1
  • Mahmudpour, Mehdi1
  • Nabipour, Iraj1
  • Darabi, Amirhossein1
  • Keshmiri, Saeid6
  • 1 The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
  • 2 & Infectious Diseases, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • 3 Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • 4 Bacteriology & Virology Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • 5 Department of Immunology & Allergy, Faculty of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
  • 6 Faculty of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
Type
Published Article
Journal
Future Virology
Publisher
Future Medicine
Publication Date
Jan 25, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2217/fvl-2020-0231
PMCID: PMC7831511
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Short Communication
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Abstract

Aim: To investigate clinical, laboratory and imaging features of COVID-19 patients in Bushehr, a southern province of Iran. Materials & methods: A total of 148 COVID-19 patients were enrolled. The patients were categorized into four groups including inpatients, outpatients, elderly and nonelderly. Clinical, laboratory and computed tomography characteristics were analyzed and compared. Results: Levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP, lactate dehydrogenase and aspartate aminotransferas among inpatients were higher than outpatients. There were significant differences in the levels of creatinine and blood urine nitrogen between elderly and nonelderly patients. The incidence of ground-glass opacities in inpatients was significantly higher than in outpatients. Conclusion: COVID-19 is associated with more severe renal failure in elderly patients. Elderly patients with underlying conditions are at increased risk of severe progression of COVID-19.

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