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Characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, China.
Microbes Infect. 2020 May - Jun; 22(4-5):212-217.MI

Abstract

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) is continuously and rapidly circulating at present. Asymptomatic patients have been proven to be contagious and thus pose a significant infection control challenge. Here we describe the characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, Shandong province, China. A total of 47 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were recruited. Among them, 11 patients were categorized as asymptomatic cases. We found that the asymptomatic patients in Jinan were relatively young and were mainly clustered cases. The laboratory indicators and lung lesion on chest CT were mild. No special factors were found accounting for the presence or absence of symptoms. The presence of asymptomatic patients increased the difficulty of screening. It is necessary to strengthen the identification of such patients in the future.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China. Electronic address: zhxglab@163.com.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Shandong University, 22029# Jing-Shi Road, Jinan, 250021, China. Electronic address: zhzflab@163.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32387682

Citation

Ma, Yan, et al. "Characteristics of Asymptomatic Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Jinan, China." Microbes and Infection, vol. 22, no. 4-5, 2020, pp. 212-217.
Ma Y, Xu QN, Wang FL, et al. Characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, China. Microbes Infect. 2020;22(4-5):212-217.
Ma, Y., Xu, Q. N., Wang, F. L., Ma, X. M., Wang, X. Y., Zhang, X. G., & Zhang, Z. F. (2020). Characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, China. Microbes and Infection, 22(4-5), 212-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micinf.2020.04.011
Ma Y, et al. Characteristics of Asymptomatic Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Jinan, China. Microbes Infect. 2020 May - Jun;22(4-5):212-217. PubMed PMID: 32387682.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, China. AU - Ma,Yan, AU - Xu,Qing-Nan, AU - Wang,Feng-Li, AU - Ma,Xiao-Man, AU - Wang,Xiao-Yan, AU - Zhang,Xiao-Guo, AU - Zhang,Zhong-Fa, Y1 - 2020/05/07/ PY - 2020/04/05/received PY - 2020/04/27/accepted PY - 2020/5/11/pubmed PY - 2020/7/1/medline PY - 2020/5/11/entrez KW - Asymptomatic KW - COVID-19 KW - Characteristics KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 212 EP - 217 JF - Microbes and infection JO - Microbes Infect VL - 22 IS - 4-5 N2 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) is continuously and rapidly circulating at present. Asymptomatic patients have been proven to be contagious and thus pose a significant infection control challenge. Here we describe the characteristics of asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Jinan, Shandong province, China. A total of 47 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were recruited. Among them, 11 patients were categorized as asymptomatic cases. We found that the asymptomatic patients in Jinan were relatively young and were mainly clustered cases. The laboratory indicators and lung lesion on chest CT were mild. No special factors were found accounting for the presence or absence of symptoms. The presence of asymptomatic patients increased the difficulty of screening. It is necessary to strengthen the identification of such patients in the future. SN - 1769-714X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32387682/Characteristics_of_asymptomatic_patients_with_SARS_CoV_2_infection_in_Jinan_China_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1286-4579(20)30078-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -