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Table 2 Association of demographic and clinical characteristics according LDH in 57 MERS-Cov patients

From: Chest radiographic score and lactate dehydrogenase are independent risk factors linked to mortality in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) patients

Variable LDH ≤ 512 (n = 37) LDH > 512 (n = 20) p-value
Male 17 (45.9%) 7 (35%) 0.42
Deceased 1 (2.7%) 17 (85.0%) 0.001
Chest X-ray Abnormal 21 (56.8%) 20 (100%) 0.001
Diabetes mellitus 1 (2.7%) 9 (45.0%) 0.001