Annals of Thoracic Medicine
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--131

Patient characteristics infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in a tertiary hospital


Basem Alraddadi, Noha Bawareth, Haneen Omar, Hanadi Alsalmi, Abeer Alshukairi, Ismael Qushmaq, Maun Feteih, Mohammed Qutob, Ghassan Wali, Imran Khalid 
 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Imran Khalid
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Background: In April 2014, a surge in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection was seen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study is to describe the demographic and clinical features, laboratory and radiological findings of MERS-CoV patients identified during this outbreak in a single tertiary hospital. Methods: All laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases who presented to King Faisal Specialist Hospital from March 1, 2014, to May 30, 2014, were identified. Patients' charts were reviewed for demographic information, comorbidities, clinical presentations, and outcomes. Results: A total of 39 patients with confirmed MERS-CoV infection were identified. Twenty-one were male (54%), aged 40 ± 19 years and included 3 (8%) pediatric patients (<18-year-old). 16 (41%) patients were health care workers. Twenty-one (53%) patients were previously healthy whereas eighteen (47%) had at least one comorbidity. The predominant comorbidities included hypertension (31%), diabetes (26%), respiratory (23%), and renal disease (18%). Thirty patients (81%) were symptomatic at presentation, fever (69%) being the most common complaint. The overall mortality rate was 28%. In univariate analysis, older age, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease were associated with mortality. Conclusions: MERS-CoV presentation varies from asymptomatic infection to severe respiratory disease causing death. Future studies to identify the risk factors for worse outcome are needed.


How to cite this article:
Alraddadi B, Bawareth N, Omar H, Alsalmi H, Alshukairi A, Qushmaq I, Feteih M, Qutob M, Wali G, Khalid I. Patient characteristics infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in a tertiary hospital.Ann Thorac Med 2016;11:128-131


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Alraddadi B, Bawareth N, Omar H, Alsalmi H, Alshukairi A, Qushmaq I, Feteih M, Qutob M, Wali G, Khalid I. Patient characteristics infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in a tertiary hospital. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];11:128-131
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