Covid-19 disease could present itself in six different ways judging by the symptoms of a group of patients, according to a study by King College in London.
The institution collected data from the Covid Symptom Study app to predict which patients will require hospitalization based on their initial symptoms. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed.
The researchers studied symptoms that tended to appear together, with information gathered from 1,600 Covid-19 patients in the UK and the United States between March and April.
A Based on this, they identified six groups of symptoms, and also indicated that patients were more likely to develop severe disease if they were older, overweight or had previous conditions.
Dr. Claire Steves, author of the study, said that if vulnerable people identified in time, this would give them the opportunity to give them relevant treatment before it complicates and requires hospitalization.
The three main symptoms include dry cough, fever, and loss of smell; although in some cases the signs are more severe. The six types of Covid-19 expressions were divided as follows:
- Symptoms of a cold without fever
- Symptoms of a cold with fever
- Symptoms of a cold with fever and diarrhea
- Confusion  Abdominal and respiratory problems