Recognized risk factors associated with ARDS and death in patients with COVID-19 include the following:
High fever (102.2°F [39°C])
Comorbidities (eg, hypertension, diabetes)
Elevated end-organ–related indices (eg, aspartate aminotransferase [AST], lactate dehydrogenase [LDH], urea)
Elevated inflammation-related indices (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and serum ferritin)
Elevated coagulation function–related indicators (prothrombin time and D-dimer)
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