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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 10-14
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.002


A Correlation Study about Severity of COVID-19 Infection in association with Low Eosinophil Count
E. Prakash Murthy*, B. Hari Prasanth and R. Senthil Kumar
Microsmart Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Mannargudi, Tamilndau, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Covid19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS -COV2, the novel corona virus. This correlation study is done in patients who had complaints of fever, myaligia, cough and dyspnea within 1 week duration, by taking their Complete blood count using a Hematological Auto analyser. Their Eosinophil levels are noted and those with low eosinophil count of less than 1% are subjected to RTPCR test for SARS COV2 using Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal swab and CT CHEST is done. Positive predictive value of 78% was observed for RTPCR in those with low Eosinophil count. CT CHEST showed CORADS of greater than 4 in all of them with low Eosinophil count and a opacity score of >16/25 was observed in those with extremely low eosinophil count of 0.0 to 0.3% and a opacity score of 8/25 to 15/25 was observed in those with eosinophil count of 0.4 to 0.7% and a CT score of <8/25 was found in those with eosinophil count of 0.8 to 0.9%. This study highlights the significance of CBC test which is easily accessible, fast and very much economical, can be used as a primitive tool to find covid19 infection in remote areas which don't have immediate access to RTPCR and CT CHEST and also a reliable tool to predict the prognosis of the disease.


Keywords: RMB-ACE2 complex, Hibeco virus, Lineage A (Embeco virus), Lineage C (Merbeco virus), Lineage D (Nobeco virus)
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Prakash Murthy, E., B. Hari Prasanth and Senthil Kumar, R. 2021. A Correlation Study about Severity of COVID-19 Infection in association with Low Eosinophil Count.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 10-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.002