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2021 Mar 11

BMC Infect Dis



Diagnostic accuracy of symptoms as a diagnostic tool for SARS-CoV 2 infection: a cross-sectional study in a cohort of 2,173 patients.


Romero-Gameros C A, Colin-Martínez T, Waizel-Haiat S, Vargas-Ortega G, Ferat-Osorio E, Guerrero-Paz J A, Intriago-Alor M, López-Moreno M A, Cuevas-García C F, Mendoza-Zubieta V, Martínez-Ordaz J L, González-Virla B
BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 11; 21(1):255.
PMID: 33706707.


The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to be a priority health problem; According to the World Health Organization data from October 13, 2020, 37,704,153 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported, including 1,079,029 deaths, since the outbreak. The identification of potential symptoms has been reported to be a useful tool for clinical decision-making in emergency departments to avoid overload and improve the quality of care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performances of symptoms as a diagnostic tool for SARS -CoV-2 infection.