Evaluation of Clinical, Biochemical, and Demographic Characteristics of Paediatric COVID-19 Patients Admitted to Dicle University Hospital
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CitationAkay, C., Orhan, Ö., & Şen, V. (2023). Evaluation of Clinical, Biochemical, and Demographic Characteristics of Paediatric COVID-19 Patients Admitted to Dicle University Hospital. Cureus, 15(1).
Introduction and aim: In this study, we aim to determine how laboratory parameters were related to the clinical courses of patients admitted to the Dicle University Faculty of Medicine Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit with COVID-19 diagnoses from March 2020 to November 2021. Materials and method: Clinical, biochemical and demographic characteristics of 220 patients between 0 and 16 years old with COVID-19 diagnoses at admission were analysed retrospectively. Results: We found that 57.3% of patients were male and 42.7% female, with a mean age of 107.8 ± 65.5 (range 1-192) months. Of the cases, 48.6% (n = 107) were asymptomatic, 35.5% (n = 78) were mild, 11.8% (n = 26) were moderately severe and 3.6% (n = 8) were severe. The patients’ site of admission, mortality rates, C reactive protein (CRP), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), ferritin, and fibrinogen levels differed significantly (p < 0.001). Conclusion: It is important to learn about the clinical course of the disease by accurately interpreting the results of blood parameters and appropriate imaging studies.