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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 947-952

Clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Departement of Family and Community Medicine, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Medhat A Ghoraba
Security Forces Hospital PO Box 3643, Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1484_20

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Background: Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is a global pandemic public health problem which affected more than 5 million worldwide and caused more than 500,000 deaths. Disease presentations varied from a symptomatic or mild to severe illness which leads to death. Aim: The study describes the demographic and clinical characteristics patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) admitted to Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 15th March till 30th of June 2020. Methods: Study group studied a case series of 566 consecutive patients with COVID-19 evaluated at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 15th March and 30th June 2020. Main Outcomes: Demographic data, underlying co-morbidities, clinical presentation, and treatment were collected. Results: Demographically, COVID-19 was more prevalent in male, Saudi, nonsmokers with blood group O + ve patients. It's more common in patients with co-morbidities like diabetes and hypertension. Fever, cough, and shortness of breath are the most common presenting symptoms. ESR, CRP, LDH, and Ferretin are the commonest laboratory abnormalities found. Conclusion: Totally, 556 case series patients showed more prevalence in aged male with diabetes as co-morbidity. Fever and cough are the most presenting symptoms with high inflammatory markers.


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