National French survey of COVID-19 symptoms in people aged 70 and over.

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National French survey of COVID-19 symptoms in people aged 70 and over.

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 18;:

Authors: Annweiler C, Sacco G, Salles N, Aquino JP, Gautier J, Berrut G, Guérin O, Gavazzi G

Abstract
The objective of this national French survey was to determine the COVID-19 semiology in seniors(n=353; mean,84.7±7.0y). 57.8% of patients exhibited ≤3symptoms, including thermal dysregulation(83.6%), cough(58.9%), asthenia(52.7%), polypnea(39.9%), gastrointestinal signs(24.4%). Patients≥80y exhibited falls(P=0.002) and asthenia(P=0.002). Patients with neurocognitive disorders exhibited delirium(P<0.001) and altered consciousness(P=0.001). Clinical peculiarities of COVID-19 were reported in seniors.

PMID: 32556328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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