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Analysis Study Research Paper | Otorhinolaryngology | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
Prevalence of Symptoms and their Correlation with Severity of Disease in 236 Patients with COVID19: An Asian Study
Chintan Kumari | Jagat Singh
Abstract: The present study aimed to assess prevalence of symptoms and their correlation with severity of disease in patients with COVID 19. This Retrospective study was conducted on 236 patients in department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS Rohtak. Data regarding age, gender, history of recent travel, specific symptoms correlated with COVID - 19, comorbidities and personal habits were obtained using a standardized questionnaire telephonically. The mean age of patients was 37.91?14.69 years. Among them, 61.9% were male and only 38.1% were female.52.1% patients were admitted in hospital, 14.0% had ICU admission and rest opted for home quarantine. Patients were divided into 2 groups: the SpO2 < 90% group (12.3%) and the SpO2 ? 90% group (87.7%). SpO2 < 90% group showed more underlying comorbidities when compared with the SpO2 ? 90% group, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The most common symptom was fever (71.2%), followed by myalgia (55.1%), cough (51.3%), sore throat (34.7%), dyspnoea (26.3%).48.4% of patients had mild disease, 38.5% moderate and 13.1% had severe diseases. Patients with coexisting conditions were more susceptible to severe disease. This study brings forth a comprehensive profile of various parameters in COVID - 19 patients.
Keywords: COVID-19, comorbidity, pandemic, symptoms, severity
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1455 - 1459
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