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Revista Argentina de Salud Pública

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CABREJAS, Martín Eugenio. Most frequent signs and symptoms in patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 in a low complexity isolation center. Rev. argent. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.13, suppl.1, pp.27-27. ISSN 1852-8724.


There is little evidence on the description of the symptoms in patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 under outpatient management. Objective: To describe the different signs and symptoms of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in out-of-hospital care, according to sex and age groups, admitted in an Isolation Center.


The study is cross-sectional. The information was collected from medical records. Variables were age, sex and history of the patients and their signs and symptoms during isolation.


The sample consisted of 274 patients. The age range under study was from 1 to 65 years old, with a mean of 33 and a median of 32 years. From the total of those who where housed, 54% were men and the highest frequency of admissions was in the age range of 15 to 29 years old. 60.2% of the patients did not present comorbidities. 83.2% presented 1 or more signs or symptoms and 16.7% were asymptomatic. Regarding to age, in patients under 15 years old the most frequent clinical manifestation was cough and in patients between 15 and 29 years old, fever. Between 30 and 44 years old, the main symptom was headache and, patients older than 45 years old, asthenia. The presence of signs and symptoms is believed to be more common in patients with comorbidities.


Differences were found between the study population and the general population. Based on age, comorbidities of the infected and frequency of signs and symptoms.

Keywords : COVID-19; patient isolation; Argentina.

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