Clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) early findings from a teaching hospital in Pavia, North Italy, 21 to 28 February 2020.
Euro Surveill. 2020 04;25(16):
Authors: Colaneri M, Sacchi P, Zuccaro V, Biscarini S, Sachs M, Roda S, Pieri TC, Valsecchi P, Piralla A, Seminari E, Di Matteo A, Novati S, Maiocchi L, Pagnucco L, Tirani M, Baldanti F, Mojoli F, Perlini S, Bruno R, The Covid Irccs San Matteo Pavia Task Force
We describe clinical characteristics, treatments and outcomes of 44 Caucasian patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a single hospital in Pavia, Italy, from 21-28 February 2020, at the beginning of the outbreak in Europe. Seventeen patients developed severe disease, two died. After a median of 6 days, 14 patients were discharged from hospital. Predictors of lower odds of discharge were age > 65 years, antiviral treatment and for severe disease, lactate dehydrogenase > 300 mg/dL.
PMID: 32347201 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]