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Rom J Leg Med29(1)53-59(2021)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2021.53
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PARTICULAR ASPECTS OF EVOLUTION OF SARS-COV-2 INFECTION IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS

I. C. Anton, E. G. Botnariu, E. C. Coculescu, M. Boanca, L. M. Tartau


Abstract: Patients suffering from diabetes fall into the category of persons with a proven risk of developing a form of severe disease, as well as with a higher risk of mortality. For this reason, the infection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) - which implies a wide range of clinical manifestations, from asymptomatic to fatal cases - is an important problem for these patients. Through this article we aimed to briefly present the general characteristics and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with diabetes in a group of patients with these characteristics, hospitalized in the Infectious Diseases Hospital of Iasi. We have addressed the potential mechanisms that may increase the susceptibility of diabetic patients to COVID-19. The obesity, cardiovascular, lung and chronic kidney disease, but also the serum levels of C-reactive protein, dDimers, creatinine and glucose, are valuable predictors of the severity and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases



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