Purpose Previous studies have showed that age,sex and comorbidities might be associated with severity of patients infected with COVID-19 ,which endangers public health worldwide rapidly.The characteristics and length of negative conversion of Non-severe COVID-19 patients with or without hypertension is limited.This study aims to assess whether non-severe COVID-19 patients with hypertension undergone more longer period of negative conversion .
Methods This single-center, retrospective study was performed in Xiantao first People’s Hospital Affiliated to Yangtze University(xiantao, hubei,China) by using medical records.Non-severe COVID-19 patients with a history of hypertension From January 23 to February15 were enrolled as group A. A Control group(group B) was matched (1:1) according to age,sex and the admission date.Data on clinical records, laboratory results, and radiological tests was collected. we conducted all analyses with SPSS software(22.0).
Results We enrolled 24 and 24 Non-severe COVID-19 patients with and without hypertension, respectively. The most common symptoms were fever and cough in both groups.The frequency of fatigue is more in patients with hypertension.The levels of AST,ALT and CRP were higher in group A.The mean periods of negative conversion for COVID-19 virus were 17 days(SD:5.5) and 15 days(SD:3.6)for patients with and without hypertension(P=0.021).The mean hospitalization periods were 16.8 days (SD:5.6) and 13.7 days (SD:3.8) , respectively (p=0.083) .
Conclusion Non-severe COVID-19 patients with hypertension undergone a longer negative conversion for COVID-19 virus and spent more time on clearing COVID-19 virus.