Purposes: The objective of the current work is to highlight the most common clinical and biological characteristics and potential risk factors of COVID-19 in Algeria.
Methods: This study was conducted using data of four published studies about clinical, biological characteristics and risk factors for severity and mortality of COVID-19 realized in three hospitals (Beni Messous, Bologhine and Rouiba) in the department of Algiers (Algeria).
Results: Results showed that cough, fever and asthenia were the most common clinical signs in COVID-19 positive patients. The median age of the presented cases was 54.4 years and 61% of them were older than 50 years. Also, 68% of them have at least one related comorbidity where diabetes and hypertension were the most common. Elevated sedimentation rate, elevated LDH, elevated CRP, elevated ALT/AST and lymphopenia were the most common biological abnormalities observed.
Conclusion: This work despite some limitations could contribute to the clinical characterization of COVID-19 in Algeria.
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