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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 172-175

Frequency of urination as a presenting symptom in COVID-19 patients: A preliminary study from multiple centres


Department of General Surgery and Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hashim Talib Hashim
Iraq – Dhi Qar – Nassiryah – 400 Street
Iraq
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_13_20

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Background: COVID-19 has become a big challenge for the humanity and the public health; it is progressing in all the world and the number of cases exceeded the millions with a high rate of mortality. The disease is presented with a variety of symptoms and in different extents but predominantly with respiratory symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath. Methodology: It is a preliminary, descriptive cross-sectional study that includes 503 patients from four counties and more than ten isolation centres. It includes all the patients who were presented with frequency of urination in addition to the other disease's symptoms. The frequency of urination was identified by micturition frequency for more than 10 times a day with exclusion of the hormonal diseases related to the micturition. Results: 96.23% of the patients were presenting with fever and 89.28% of them with dry cough, only 39.68% of them were with mild to no symptoms. 59.72% of them urinated for 10–13 times per 24 h and 49.6% of them have the symptom for 3-day duration. 82.43% of the patients have a small amount of urine (<300 cc) for each micturition. Some of them were recognised to have diabetes mellitus, hypertension and urinary tract infections. Conclusion: Frequent urination can be considered a new symptom for COVID-19 with some criteria of presentation The duration of the symptom ranging from 3 days to 10 days, and it depends on the case and the patient's age and gender in addition to the severity of the disease.


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