index patient

index patient

Index case Clinical research The first medically-identified Pt in a family or other group, with a particular condition, often an infection, which triggers a line of investigation. See Cohort, Proband.
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Clinical details of the index patient, including date of transplantation, dates of blood transfusions, immunosuppressant dosages, and laboratory investigation results, were retrieved from the electronic patient record system.
The questionnaire was used to collect information on the demographics, screening status of blood relatives according to the HAE index patient, pregnancy, medication use, and past medical history including specific questions about swelling and symptoms that could be consistent with an angioedema attack.
The index patient (patient A) was an adolescent female who reported severe lower extremity edema and pain, difficulty walking, a pruritic rash, weakness, fever, and myalgia beginning on August 15, 2016 (Table).
The index patient endured the abuse for two years without reporting it.
Garin likewise said none of the 200 fellow plane passengers of the index patient, which they were able to contact, have shown any MERS-CoV symptoms.
Calculations started from the day the 36-year-old index patient started showing symptoms of the disease-fever and cough, in particular, on July 2.
We need to consider the possibility that there could be additional cases, particularly among the health care workers who cared for the index patient (the Liberian man) when he was so ill," Frieden said.
Out of these 4 patients 1 was mother 1 was father 1 was sister and 1 was sister in-law of the index patient which shows that household contacts constitute a high-risk group for MDR TB.
Contacts of patients who have been newly diagnosed with leprosy are at an increased risk of infection, and can be categorised by physical or social distance from the index patient (e.
At the meeting, the HA reported on the latest condition of the index patient and other related persons, while the CHP reported on the source of contracting the disease and the tracing of contacts with the patient.
The researchers acknowledge some study limitations, but say that the most likely explanation for this family cluster of two cases with H7N9 infection is that the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient to his daughter.