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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Case Review IDs Clinical Characteristics

Key clinical point: Out of 99 cases, 67 occurred in older men; 50 patients had chronic diseases.

Major finding: Older men and those with comorbidities appear most likely to develop 2019-nCoV-related pneumonia.

Study details: A review of 99 2019-nCoV cases.

Disclosures: The National Key R&D Program of China funded the study. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Chen N et al. Lancet. 2020 Jan 29. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30211-7.