Clinical Characteristics of 113 Deceased Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019: Retrospective Study [open pdf - 651KB]
From the Document: "As of 28 February 2020, more than 2858 people had died of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), with the highest mortality rate of 4.5% in Wuhan, China Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) infection causes clusters of severe and even fatal pneumonia Clinical characteristics of patients with covid-19 who died have not been fully elucidated yet. [...] Certain patients with covid-19, particularly those with advanced age and hypertension, were in a critical condition on admission and progressed rapidly to death within two to three weeks from disease onset SARS-Cov-2 infection can cause both pulmonary and systemic inflammation, leading to multi-organ dysfunction in high risk populations In addition to acute respiratory distress syndrome and type I respiratory failure, acute cardiac injury and heart failure may also contribute to the critical illness state associated with high mortality."
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