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Positive results for patients with COVID-19 discharged form hospital in Chongqing, China.
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 19; 20(1):429.BI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Since December 2019, over 80,000 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed in China. With the increasing number of recovered patients, more attention should be paid to the follow-up of these patients.

METHODS

In the study, 576 patients with COVID-19 discharged from hospital in Chongqing, China from January 24, 2020, to March 10, 2020 were evaluated by viral nucleic acid tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) to determine if they could be released from quarantine. Among the 576 patients, 61 patients (10.6%) had positive RT-PCR test results of SARS-CoV-2. We aimed to analyze the demographics, clinical characteristics and treatment of 61 patients.

RESULTS

These positive patients were characterized by older age, chronic medical illness and mild conditions. 38 (62.3%) patients who were asymptomatic without abnormalities on chest radiographs were found in the positive with COVID-19. Also, they showed positive results of stool or sputum specimens with negative results of nasal and pharyngeal swab specimens. The median duration of positive result of SARS-CoV-2 was varied from 3 days to 35 days in the patients discharged from hospital with no family member infection.

CONCLUSIONS

Multi-site screening of SARS-CoV-2 including nasal and pharyngeal swabs, stool and sputum specimens could be considered to improve the diagnosis, treatment and infection control in patients with COVID-19. Our findings provide the important information and clinical evidence for the improved management of patients recovered from COVID-19.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 76 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400010, China. Chongqing Medical Research Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chongqing, 400010, China.Department of Infectious Disease, Yongchuan Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 439 Xuanhua Road, Yongchuan District, Chongqing, 402160, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Chongqing Public Health Medical Center, 109 Baoyu Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing, 400036, China.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Wanzhou General Hospital, 27 Guoben Road, Wanzhou District, Chongqing, 404100, China.Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 76 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400010, China. Chongqing Medical Research Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chongqing, 400010, China.Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 76 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400010, China. Chongqing Medical Research Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chongqing, 400010, China.Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 76 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400010, China. 303528@hospital.cqmu.edu.cn. Chongqing Medical Research Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chongqing, 400010, China. 303528@hospital.cqmu.edu.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32560694

Citation

Deng, Wang, et al. "Positive Results for Patients With COVID-19 Discharged Form Hospital in Chongqing, China." BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, p. 429.
Deng W, Guang TW, Yang M, et al. Positive results for patients with COVID-19 discharged form hospital in Chongqing, China. BMC Infect Dis. 2020;20(1):429.
Deng, W., Guang, T. W., Yang, M., Li, J. R., Jiang, D. P., Li, C. Y., & Wang, D. X. (2020). Positive results for patients with COVID-19 discharged form hospital in Chongqing, China. BMC Infectious Diseases, 20(1), 429. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05151-y
Deng W, et al. Positive Results for Patients With COVID-19 Discharged Form Hospital in Chongqing, China. BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 19;20(1):429. PubMed PMID: 32560694.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Positive results for patients with COVID-19 discharged form hospital in Chongqing, China. AU - Deng,Wang, AU - Guang,Tian-Wen, AU - Yang,Mei, AU - Li,Jian-Rong, AU - Jiang,De-Peng, AU - Li,Chang-Yi, AU - Wang,Dao-Xin, Y1 - 2020/06/19/ PY - 2020/03/16/received PY - 2020/06/11/accepted PY - 2020/6/21/entrez PY - 2020/6/21/pubmed PY - 2020/6/24/medline KW - Coronavirus disease 2019 KW - Hospital discharge KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 429 EP - 429 JF - BMC infectious diseases JO - BMC Infect Dis VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Since December 2019, over 80,000 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed in China. With the increasing number of recovered patients, more attention should be paid to the follow-up of these patients. METHODS: In the study, 576 patients with COVID-19 discharged from hospital in Chongqing, China from January 24, 2020, to March 10, 2020 were evaluated by viral nucleic acid tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) to determine if they could be released from quarantine. Among the 576 patients, 61 patients (10.6%) had positive RT-PCR test results of SARS-CoV-2. We aimed to analyze the demographics, clinical characteristics and treatment of 61 patients. RESULTS: These positive patients were characterized by older age, chronic medical illness and mild conditions. 38 (62.3%) patients who were asymptomatic without abnormalities on chest radiographs were found in the positive with COVID-19. Also, they showed positive results of stool or sputum specimens with negative results of nasal and pharyngeal swab specimens. The median duration of positive result of SARS-CoV-2 was varied from 3 days to 35 days in the patients discharged from hospital with no family member infection. CONCLUSIONS: Multi-site screening of SARS-CoV-2 including nasal and pharyngeal swabs, stool and sputum specimens could be considered to improve the diagnosis, treatment and infection control in patients with COVID-19. Our findings provide the important information and clinical evidence for the improved management of patients recovered from COVID-19. SN - 1471-2334 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32560694/Positive_results_for_patients_with_COVID_19_discharged_form_hospital_in_Chongqing_China_ L2 - https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-020-05151-y DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -