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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-10

Profile of initial 500 COVID-19 cases at a tertiary care center of western India

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Parikshit Thakare
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Second Floor, OPD Bldg, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, AL Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai 400008, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_50_21

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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic occurring due to the novel corona virus has impacted the world and caused global healthcare crisis with loss of precious lives. The scarcity of data pertaining to the profile of its manifestations continues to be a hurdle to clarity in understanding, protocol formation, and hence patient management. Methods: The objective of this study is to report the initial experience with demographic profile and clinical presentation of the patients presenting at a tertiary care center in western India which is converted into a dedicated COVID hospital. This is a retrospective observational study of initial 500 cases presented to our institute between March 26 and April 30, 2020. The demography data, clinical parameters, associated comorbidities, and outcome parameters were noted and analyzed. Results: The mean age of the study population was 45.13 years with almost equal male and female preponderance. Out of total cases, 113 cases were critical. The most common comorbidities noted were hypertension and diabetes. Total 84 patients died due to COVID-19 infection. Conclusion: COVID-19 is common in adult age group with almost equal male to female preponderance. Most of the cases were stable patients. Out of the critical subgroup, more than half cases required oxygenation and one-fifth cases required ventilatory management. Majority of the cases recovered with a favorable outcome and they were either discharged or transferred to a step down facility.

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