Assessment of the Correlation Between Inflammatory Status and Severity of COVID-19: Experience from Tertiary Hospital in Iraq

Ali R. Mulakhudair, Mariam Sabah Naser, Amal Akour, Almurtadha Mula kh

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Abstract

As COVID-19 pandemic has strikingly hit the health systems of many countries, thus, the assessment of disease severity and its correlation with clinical and biochemical markers has become a necessity. These predictors can help in the diagnostics and therapeutics of COVID_19 and future viral respiratory tract infections. This was a cross-sectional study to assess the association between inflammatory makers and chronic conditions on computed tomography (CT) severity score, and D-dimer as a surrogate marker of disease severity. The results showed that inflammatory markers, age, were positively and significantly correlated with D-dimer, but inversely with oxygen saturation (SPO2). CT score showed similar pattern with exception of C-reactive protein. Vaccines had positive impact on CT severity score and Neutrophil to lymphocyte ration. These favorable outcomes provide us with affirmation regarding WHO and other international organizations that encourage people to take vaccines and especially patients, who suffer chronic diseases. The ramifications of the results are vast and pave the pathway to manage and assess COVID-19 patients in Iraq healthcare facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number283
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Volume80
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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