Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 1 - 2022
Ionic Calcium in Blood as Early Marker of Severity in Patients with COVID-19
Jorge Chung Ching*
Pulmonologist, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Respiratory Medicine Service Lima, Perú
*Corresponding Author: Jorge Chung Ching, Pulmonologist, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Respiratory Medicine Service Lima, Perú.
Received: November 03, 2021; Published: December 29, 2021




Abstract

The SARS CoV 2 pandemic has put health systems in serious trouble, especially in Peru, where resources are scarce. The situation is especially difficult for healthcare personnel who have to cope with a disease that is not yet well understood and for which there is no effective treatment. Many of the patients are usually underdiagnosed or misclassified in their state of severity due to the delay in reaching the sum of clinical, analytical and radiological criteria, delaying their treatment and worsening their prognosis. Many authors have reported the finding of low levels of total serum calcium and ionic calcium in severely compromised patients. The determination of ionic calcium has important comparative advantages over serum calcium because the quantification is carried out more quickly and safely, it is not affected by drugs or protein levels and very little by pH, factors that are usually present in COVID-19 patients. The present work ionic calcium in blood as early marker of severity in patients with covid-19 at the arzobispo loayza national hospital of Lima-Perú seeks to contribute to the knowledge showing that ionic calcium can be an early marker of severity in hospital emergency rooms severity, allowing a correct classification of the disease in less time, improving action protocols, saving material and human resources and above all saving valuable lives.

Keywords: Ionic Calcium; Blood; Patients; COVID-19; C-Reactive Protein

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Citation: Jorge Chung Ching. “Ionic Calcium in Blood as Early Marker of Severity in Patients with COVID-19”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 11.1 (2022): 03-09.

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