Researchers at King’s College London have identified six types of coronavirus based on the type of symptoms. The results are based on data collected from King’s College London’s COVID Symptom Study app.
The study was carried out in 1,600 patients across the UK and US, who recorded symptoms of COVID-19 between March and April. Since most patients tend to go to the hospital with severe conditions, patients are asked to describe in detail the symptoms they experienced during the first 8-10 days of infection.
In the study, three groups were found to be in the mild category, while three groups were in the more severe category and were more likely to impact those who were older or with pre-existing medical conditions.
“Our study illustrates the importance of monitoring symptoms over time to make risk predictions and diagnostic outcomes more sophisticated and accurate. This approach helps us understand the story that is being told about this disease in each patient so that they can get the best care, ”said Dr Carole Sudre. , principal investigator of the study, cited by CBS News.
Depending on the severity, six main groups of infections can be identified, namely:
1. Like the flu without fever:
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, muscle pain, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.
2. Like the flu with fever:
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough
4.serious level 1, fatigue:
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue
5. Severe level 2, confusion:
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain
6.Severe pain level 3, stomach and breathing:
Symptoms: headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain
The researchers added that they had recently identified a rash as another symptom of the coronavirus infection, but was not recognized as a symptom when the data was collected for analysis. So, so far, the rash is still unexplored in the six types of coronavirus.
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(kna / up)