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Iran J War Public Health 2021, 13(3): 185-188 Back to browse issues page
Eosinopenia; a Predictor of Non-Respiratory COVID-19
T. Kadhim *1, H. Abdulilah2
1- Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq , talibkadum @gmail.com
2- Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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Aims: Eosinopenia is a form of agranulocytosis where the number of eosinophil granulocytes is lower than expected, which is observed in many viral and bacterial infections. This study aimed to investigate eosinopenia in non-respiratory COVID-19 patients.
Materials & Methods: This experimental study was conducted on COVID-19 patients who had the positive PCR test in an outpatient clinic in Al-Feiha Teaching Hospital in Basrah, Iraq. One hundred four patients were selected from June to November 2020. Full blood counts and estimation of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein were done. The Chi-square statistical test in SPSS 20 software was used for data analysis.
Findings: Eosinopenia observed in 47 patients (45.1%); 20 patients (19%) were respiratory COVID-19 and 27 patients (26%) were non-respiratory COVID-19. Total white blood cell count reduced in 17 patients & increased in 30 patients while normal in 57 patients. Logistic regression analysis indicated that eosinopenia is a significant independent predictor of non-respiratory COVID-19 infection (p=0.008; B=0.0001).
Conclusion: Eosinopenia is a predictor of COVID-19 infection in patients with non-respiratory illnesses.

Keywords: Eosinopenia [MeSH], Non-Respiratory [MeSH], COVID-19 [MeSH],
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Article Type: Analytic Review | Subject: Veterans or Handicapped Health
Received: 2021/08/22 | Accepted: 2021/08/25 | Published: 2021/11/8
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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Kadhim T, Abdulilah H. Eosinopenia; a Predictor of Non-Respiratory COVID-19. Iran J War Public Health. 2021; 13 (3) :185-188
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