Clinicopathological Spectrum of COVID-19

Authors

  • Syed Salman Ali Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Javeria Shaukat Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Zubair Armed Forces Hospital Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Muhammad Hassan Khan Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hashaam Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i1.7384

Keywords:

Clinicopathological, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 PCR

Abstract

Objective: To analyse the clinicopathological spectrum of COVID-19 among 2000 patients.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital, Abbottabad Pakistan, from Apr to Jun 2020.

Methodology: The study included 2000 patients who came to CMH Abbottabad to seek medical attention during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Age, gender, contact history, history of foreign travel, clinical features, comorbid conditions and results of SARS-CoV-2 PCR were observed.

Results: From 2000 cases, 1442(72%) were males, and 558(28%) were females. The mean age was 35.02±13.00 years, and 1275(63.8%) cases were from the 3rd to fourth decade of life. 900(45%) of the cases had a contact history with a COVID-19 patient, whereas only 4(0.2%) had a history of foreign travel. 1854(93.0%) of the cases were asymptomatic, whereas only 48(2.4%) presented with fever and cough, the most common symptoms. Only 26(1.3%) cases had associated comorbid conditions, and 263(13.0%) cases showed positive PCR results. The statistical association was found to be significant among
age groups, gender, contact history and results of SARS-CoV-2 PCR,(p-value< 0.001).

Conclusion: This study provides an overall view of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has grasped the globe within no time.Efficient preventive and control measures are mandatory, in addition to early identification and diagnosis, to overcome the infection.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Downloads

Published

24-02-2023

How to Cite

1.
Ali SS, Shaukat J, Zubair M, Khan MH, Hashaam M. Clinicopathological Spectrum of COVID-19. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 24 [cited 2024 May 25];73(1):173-75. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/7384

Issue

Section

Original Articles

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 > >>