Clinical and laboratory-derived parameters of 199 hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in Xiangyang, Hubei Province, China
The newly emergent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes severe viral pneumonia in humans and poses a serious threat to public health worldwide, with cases reported from all 6 permanently inhabited continents. Effective clinical management, based on comprehensive laboratory findings, is critical for improving the survival rates of COVID-19 patients. By now, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in cities outside of Wuhan, such as Beijing1 and Wenzhou2 are described. However, it is currently unknown whether there are any markers that can be informative of mild vs. severe disease. The objective of this study is to describe the comprehensive clinical characteristics of confirmed patients with COVID-19 and explore the potential markers correlating with prognosis.
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