Yudita Wulandari, Vincentius Diamantino Supit, Henry Asaleo, Regita Marentek, Jansen Irawan, Rio Tritanto, Richard Hartanto, Steven Hermantoputra Halim


Introduction: The different characteristics of the elderly and young people may provide different characteristics of COVID-19. This research aim is to provide information on the characteristics of COVID-19 patients, especially elderly patients. Aim: To analyzed comparisson of clinical characteristic COVID-19 in elderly and young age patients. Method: This study is a retrospective observational study with a cross-sectional approach in COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Soewandi General Hospital from May 1st 2020 until November 31th 2020. This study compared the characteristics of COVID-19 patients at elderly and young ages. Result: There were 368 COVID-19 patients with 95 elderly patients (25.81%) and 273 young patients (74.19%). The most frequent symptoms experienced by elderly patients in sequence are cough, gastrointestinal disturbances, fever, and fatigue. It was found that the proportion of COVID-19 patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HT) was higher in elderly patients than in younger patients (p <0.05). There were statistically significant
differences in the values of hemoglobin (Hb), lymphocytes, hematocrit, mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), SGPT, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (Sc), and D-Dimer between the elderly and young age groups (p <0.05). Conclusion: COVID-19 has different clinical and laboratory characteristics between the elderly and young population. In the elderly infected with COVID-19 population, we need more comprehensive clinical and laboratory evaluation to prevent COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. Keryword: COVID-19, elderly patients, hematologic parameter

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