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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

On-line version ISSN 2312-3893


SOBARZO, Patricia; ROLON LOPEZ, Julio César; NARVAEZ SERRA, Pamela Fidelina  and  LOPEZ CANETE, Silvia Andrea. Clinical characteristics of the first 60 patients with SARS CoV-2 admitted to the National Hospital for the period June-August 2020. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.1, pp.69-77. ISSN 2312-3893.


The clinical manifestations of SARS CoV-2 are characterized by several symptoms such as fever, cough, dyspnea, myalgia, fatigue, diarrhea and smell / taste disorders, as well as asymptomatic cases.


To determine the clinical characteristics of the first 60 patients with SARS CoV-2 admitted to the National Hospital (Itauguá, Paraguay) in the period June-August, 2020.


Prospective, non-probabilistic, descriptive observational study of consecutive cases. Male and female patients, over 18 years of age, carriers of SARS CoV-2, admitted to the National Hospital in the period June-August, 2020 were included. Clinical and sociodemographic variables were measured. Ethical aspects were respected.


Sixty patients with a mean age of 44 ± 16 years were included and 52% of them were male, mostly from the Central Department. Among the symptoms, dyspnea (27%) predominated. The most frequent comorbidity was obesity (40%). Mortality in hospitalized patients was 5%.


In this sample young adults and males (52%) predominated. The most frequent symptom was dyspnea (27%), the prevailing comorbidity was obesity (40%) and mortality was 5%.

Keywords : SARS CoV2; pneumonia; comorbidity; obesity; SARS virus; coronavirus.

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