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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 59531
Country/Territory Canada
Category Infectious Diseases
Manuscript Type Systematic Reviews
Article Title Comparative profile for COVID-19 cases from China and North America: Clinical symptoms, comorbidities and disease biomarkers
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Alaa Badawi and Denitsa Vasileva
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Corresponding author Alaa Badawi, PhD, Professor, Senior Researcher, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, 180 Queen Street West, Toronto M5V3L7, ON, Canada. alaa.badawi@canada.ca
Key Words COVID-19; Symptoms; Comorbidities; China; North America; Adults
Core Tip The study evaluates the inter-population differences in the susceptibility to acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 or COVID-19 between China and North America. Fever, cough, fatigue and dyspnea were the most common clinical symptoms of COVID-19 in both study regions. Hypertension, diabetes and cancer were the most prevalent comorbidities in COVID-19 cases from China whereas obesity, hypertension and diabetes were the most prevalent in North America. Prevalence of comorbidities in COVID-19 cases increased with age but was at younger ages in cases from China compared to those from North America. Inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein were 4.5-fold higher in the North American cases than in cases from China. The differences in COVID-19 profile between China and North America reflects the differences in environmental-, host- and healthcare-related factors between the two regions.
Citation Badawi A, Vasileva D. Comparative profile for COVID-19 cases from China and North America: Clinical symptoms, comorbidities and disease biomarkers. World J Clin Cases 2020; In press
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2020-09-15 14:56
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2020-09-15 14:56
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2020-10-18 17:45
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2020-11-02 14:02
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2020-11-18 10:17
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2020-11-21 05:49
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ISSN 2307-8960 (online)
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