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2020 Jun

J Assoc Physicians India



Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes and Role of Hydroxychloroquine among 522 COVID-19 hospitalized patients in Jaipur City: An Epidemio-Clinical Study.


Bhandari S, Singh A, Sharma R, Rankawat G, Banerjee S, Gupta V, Dube A, Kakkar S, Sharma S, Keswani P, Agrawal A, Tak A, Nawal CL
J Assoc Physicians India. 2020 Jun; 68(6):13-19.
PMID: 32610873.


The present study was undertaken to investigate epidemiological distribution, clinical manifestation, co morbid status, treatment strategy and case fatality index of emerging COVID-19 infection at SMS Medical College Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan. It also evaluated efficacy of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in treatment of patients and risk of serious adverse outcomes in patients with COVID-19 in relation to their co morbid status.