This was reported by scientists at the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University, writes MedRxiv.
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After analyzing the condition of 4103 people with coronavirus infection COVID-19, doctors listed the early signs of a severe form of the disease.
All of these patients suffered from coronavirus infection in New York. Half of them were hospitalized, indicating a severe form. 650 people were not just in a hospital bed, but in intensive care and connected to mechanical ventilation devices.
Blood oxygen is the main symptom of severe coronavirus / unsplash.com
A study by doctors showed that COVID-19 can most likely become severe if a person has elevated C-reactive protein (a plasma protein belonging to the group of acute phase proteins, the concentration of which increases with inflammation), D-dimer (small a fragment of a protein present in the blood after the destruction of a blood clot) and ferritin (iron derivatives).
Another early sign is a low oxygen saturation rate (normally 95–98%).
Also, doctors from New York state: obese people are at very high risk of getting a critical condition due to coronavirus.
Obese patients have a higher chance of getting a severe infection than those who have heart or lung problems,
– warned the American doctors.
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