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J Parathyr Dis. 2023;11: e11192.
doi: 10.34172/jpd.2023.11192
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Clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with COVID-19: Results from multiple-center experience in Ardabil, Northwest of Iran

Somaieh Matin 1,2 ORCID logo, Hassan Ghobadi 1,2 ORCID logo, Elham Safarzadeh 3,4 ORCID logo, Leila Torabi Marjin 5 ORCID logo, Masoomeh Dadkhah 6* ORCID logo

1 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
2 Lung Diseases Research Centre, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
3 Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
4 Cancer Immunology and immunotherapy Research Center, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
5 Students Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
6 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding author: Masoomeh Dadkhah, Email: , Email: m.dadkhah@arums.ac.ir

Abstract

Introduction: Since December 2019, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly expanded to cause a worldwide pandemic.

Objectives: We aimed to report the clinical characteristics of infected patients at the first wave in northwest of Iran.

Patients and Methods: In this study, the epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and laboratory data of 1152 confirmed patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to two main hospitals at the first outbreak in northwest of Iran were collected and analyzed.

Results: The most common clinical manifestations at onset were cough (65.8%), dyspnea (40.2%), myalgia (37.8%), and fever (63.4%), loss of appetite (47%), chest pain (38.6%), and headache (49.4%). While the less common were agitation (17.3%), vomiting (22.2%), diarrhea (16.7%), and nausea (24.3%). Laboratory data indicated significant correlation between lymphocyte counts with the severity of the disease based on O2 saturation.

Conclusion: Overall, assessment the clinical data of COVID-19 patients play a crucial role in understanding the outbreak of novel viral pneumonia, which helps to identify high risk individuals with COVID-19.


Please cite this paper as: Matin S, Ghobadi H, Safarzadeh E, Torabi Marjin L, Dadkhah M. Clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with COVID-19: Results from multiple-center experience in Ardabil, Northwest of Iran. J Parathyr Dis. 2023;11:e11192. doi:10.34172/ jpd.2023.11192.
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Submitted: 03 Dec 2022
Accepted: 01 Feb 2023
ePublished: 12 Feb 2023
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