Covid -19 in hemoglobinopathy patients to cause more complications
Hemoglobinopathy is a chronic condition in and of itself, with abnormal structure of hemoglobin. It itself has special requirements and complicates health issues affecting day to day activities to a greater extent.
According to a new study done by Jun Xin Lee and colleagues, clinical presentation and lab results in individuals with hemoglobinopathy and those without were identical. Concerns have been raised about whether this group of patients is more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and a more severe course of disease due to their immunocompromised status and other comorbidities.
Study published in Frontiers of Medicine on 13th October, 2021 reported cardiopulmonary comorbidities that develop as a result of the illness are one of the leading causes of death and morbidity in this population.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)