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Table 2 Presenting symptoms and laboratory findings on admission in 93 patients with possible MERS-CoV infection hospitalized during 2013–2016

From: Clinical management of respiratory syndrome in patients hospitalized for suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in the Paris area from 2013 to 2016

Symptoms N %
Cough 89 95.7
Fever (> 38 °C) 61 65.6
Lung crackles 61 65.6
Rhinorrhea 42 45.2
Myalgia 30 32.3
Headhache 26 28.0
Thoracic pain 22 23.7
Diarrhea 20 21.5
Abdominal pain 13 14.0
Vomiting 12 12.9
Nausea 11 11.8
Hemoptysis 9 9.7
Laboratory tests (n) Median IQR
CRP mg/dL (81) 122 41–247
WBC G/L (90) 9.295 6.45–12.325
Neutrophils G/L (75) 8.285 4.61–10.26
Lymphocytes G/L (63) 1.300 0.93–2.02
Platelets G/L (89) 268. 179–320
Serum creatinine μmol/L (89) 78.3 57–87
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, WBC white blood cell count