This study comparing patients who died from COVID to those who recovered details some laboratory values that are more/less common as well as the most common complications.
This study compared the clinical characteristics of 113 patients who died from COVID to 161 who recovered in China. Key findings included:
- Those who died were older (median 68 years versus 51 years)
- Chronic hypertension and cardiovascular comorbidities were more frequent among deceased patients (48% & 4%) than in recovered patients (24% &4%)
- Dyspnoea, chest tightness, and disorder of consciousness were more common in deceased patients (62%, 49%, & 22%) than in recovered patients (31%, 30%, & 1%)
- Leukocytosis was present in 50% of patients who died and 4% who recovered
- Lymphopenia was present in 91% of patients who died and 47% who recovered
- Common complications observed more frequently in deceased patients included ARDS (100%), type I respiratory failure (51%), sepsis (100%), acute cardiac injury (77%), heart failure (49%), alkalosis (40%), hyperkalemia (37%), acute kidney injury (25%), and hypoxic encephalopathy (20%).