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C-Reactive Protein, Ferritin, and Procalcitonin in 300 Moroccan Patients with COVID 19 by M. Elouadani, C. Konzi, Y. Addi, D. Mourji, A. Biaz, S. Elmechtani, K. Ennibi, A. Dami, S. Bouhsain

Background: COVID-19 is a true global pandemic since March 2020, and it is responsible in the majority of patients mild symptoms; however, a small number of patients progress to the severe form with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and some of them progress to the very severe form which can be fatal when it comes to multiorgan failure. Thus, it is important to identify as early as possible patients at high risk of progressing to severe forms requiring early and specialized management in order to reduce mortality.
Methods: Our five-month retrospective study (May 2020 - October 2020) included 300 SARS-CoV-2 patients confirmed by RT-PCR and hospitalized in the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Center (CMIT), and in the Intensive Care Unit of the Military Hospital of instructions Mohamed V of Rabat (Morocco). Our objective was to compare the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin, and procalcitonin (PCT) according to the clinical state and prog-nosis of patients.
Results: In our series of results, very significantly elevated levels of C-reactive protein, ferritin, and procalcitonin were associated with severe and very severe forms of COVID-19 disease as well as a poor prognosis.
Conclusions: In the absence of international recommendations, the validation of clinical-biological scores involving different biological parameters in COVID-19 patients would allow a standardization of practices, a correct prescription of biological analyses and a risk stratification allowing to palliate the lack of medical resources and thus to reduce mortality.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2022.220124