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Clinical characteristics of asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
AlJishi, Jumana Mansour; Alhajjaj, Alya Hassan; Alkhabbaz, Fatimah Lateef; AlAbduljabar, Taaweel Hussain; Alsaif, Ahmad; Alsaif, Hussain; Alomran, Kawther Saeed; Aljanobi, Ghada Ali; Alghawi, Zainab; Alsaif, Mohammed; Al-Tawfiq, Jaffar A.
  • AlJishi JM; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alhajjaj AH; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alkhabbaz FL; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • AlAbduljabar TH; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alsaif A; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alsaif H; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alomran KS; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Aljanobi GA; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alghawi Z; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alsaif M; Qatif Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.
  • Al-Tawfiq JA; Specialty Internal Medicine and Quality Department, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: jaffar.tawfiq@jhah.com.
J Infect Public Health ; 14(1): 6-11, 2021 Jan.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1065350
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ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

The first case of COVID-19 infection in Saudi Arabia was reported in Qatif on March 2nd, 2020. Here, we describe the clinical characteristics of the initial COVID-19 patients in that area.

METHODS:

This is an observational study describing the clinical presentation, radiographic and laboratory data of COVID-19 cases.

RESULTS:

From March 1st, 2020 to April 5th, 2020 we identified a total of 82 adult COVID-19 patients. The median age of the patients was 50 years, with a range of 30 to 60 years and most of patients were female 54 (65.9%). Of all the patients, 29 (35.4%) were contacts and 43 (52.4%) were returning travelers, mainly from Iraq (65% of the total returning travelers). Comorbidities were present in 50% of patients, G6PD deficiency in 33%, hypertension in 27%, and diabetes mellitus in 26%. Chest radiographs were abnormal in 46% of symptomatic and 15.5% of asymptomatic patients (P value = 0.0035). Of all patients, 4 (4.87%) required intensive care admission. There was no significant difference in time to negative RT-PCR with mean days to negativity of 13.6 and 16.9 for asymptomatic and symptomatic group, respectively (P value = 0.42).

CONCLUSIONS:

In the initial Epicenter of the COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, the majority of the patients were asymptomatic and were returning travelers. Comorbidities were present in nearly half of the patients.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Infect Public Health Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Public Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.jiph.2020.11.002

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Infect Public Health Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Public Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.jiph.2020.11.002