Clinical Hematology International

Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 69 - 71

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width: Another Prognostic Factor for COVID-19?

Authors
Maria Lagadinou1, *, Despoina Gkentzi2, ORCID, Markos N. Marangos1, Fotini Paliogianni3, Elena E. Solomou1
1Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Patras, Greece
2Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Patras, Greece
3Microbiology Department, University Hospital of Patras, Greece
*Corresponding author. Email: m_lagad2004@yahoo.gr
Corresponding Author
Maria Lagadinou
Received 26 February 2021, Accepted 18 March 2021, Available Online 10 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.k.210404.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COVID-19; red blood cell distribution width; prognostic factor
Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic with a high rate of hospitalization, admission to intensive care units, and mortality. Identifying patients at the highest risk for severe disease is important to facilitate early, aggressive intervention. High red blood cell distribution width (RDW) values are associated with increased mortality in the general population in patients suffering from several conditions, including cardiovascular disease, sepsis, acute kidney injury, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hepatitis B. Our study aimed to determine whether RDW levels in all COVID-19 confirmed cases admitted to the Patras University Hospital, Greece, was an independent prognostic factor of hospitalization and disease outcome.

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Journal
Clinical Hematology International
Volume-Issue
3 - 2
Pages
69 - 71
Publication Date
2021/04/10
ISSN (Online)
2590-0048
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.k.210404.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 International Academy for Clinical Hematology. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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