An Experience of 436 COVID-19 Patients in Bangladesh

Authors

  • MM Shahin Ul Islam Associate Professor (CC), Department of Gastroenterology, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Syeda Nur E Jannat Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ahmed Sami Al Hasan Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Assistant Registrar, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mst Naznin Sarker Assistant Professor, OSD, DGHS, Deputed to Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abhijit Datta Registrar, Department of Medicine, Faridpur Medical College Hospital, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Tahmina Sultana Deputy Director (personnel), Directorate-General of Health Services, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Partha Pratim Karmaker Lecturer, Department of Pathology, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Md Towhid Alam Associate Professor & Head, Department of Medicine, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Md Anisur Rahman Howlader Associate Professor (CC), Department of Medicine, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Dewan Saifuddin Ahmed Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v15i2.53887

Keywords:

Corona virus, COVID-19

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 corona virus infection (COVID-19) is a public health emergency of international concern causing many deaths. The aim of this study was to assess demography, clinical presentation, blood group, disease severity and outcome of COVID-19 infected patients in Bangladesh. This is a cross sectional, observational study of 436 COVID- 19 infected patients, confirmed by RT-PCR assay's on nasopharyngeal swab specimens, presented at Faridpur Medical College Hospital and Kurmitola General Hospital during the month of May to September, 2020. Data were collected in a preformed data sheet and analyzed for variables included demography, source of infection, spreading within family, clinical features, blood group, disease severity and outcome. Study showed mean age 41.27±16.65 years with slight male predominance (1.87:1), most were service holder (47%), source of infection was unknown (40%), from infected family members (35%) and working place (23%). In 44% cases, family members of infected index cases were unaffected. Common co-morbidities were Diabetes Mellitus (19.7%) and Hypertension (19%). Blood group of most (41.29%) was B positive. Disease spectrum ranged from asymptomatic (15%), mild (53%), moderate (19%) and severe (13%) disease. Common presenting symptoms were fever (72.2%), cough (42.9%) dyspnoea (29.6%), myalgia (22.9%), anorexia (17.9%), fatigue (17.4%), diarrhea (13.5%), headache (12.4%) and anosmia (12.4%). Majority (75.2%) had nonspecific (fever, mayalgia, fatigue) symptoms and in 16.28% cases it was the only presentation. Respiratory (61.9%) and GI (28.4%) symptoms presented either concomitantly or with nonspecific symptoms (55%). Majority (95%) of patients recovered and only 5% died.

Faridpur Med. Coll. J. Jan 2020;15(2): 53-57

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Published

2021-06-08

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Islam, M. S. U., Jannat, S. N. E., Hasan, A. S. A., Chowdhury, M. T. A., Sarker, M. N., Datta, A., Sultana, T., Karmaker, P. P., Alam, M. T., Howlader, M. A. R., & Ahmed, D. S. (2021). An Experience of 436 COVID-19 Patients in Bangladesh. Faridpur Medical College Journal, 15(2), 53–57. https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v15i2.53887

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