Study Finds Asthma Patients At Lower Risk of Contracting Coronavirus
Published On Dec 02, 2020 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma
Good news has finally arrived for asthma patients. According to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, asthma patients are less likely to contract the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
As per the study claim, asthma patients in the U.S with Covid-19 appear to have no higher risk of hospitalisation or requirement for mechanical breathing assistance in comparison to Covid-19 patients without asthma.
According to the researchers, the purpose of the study was to observe Covid-19 susceptibility in patients struggling with bronchial asthma. Data collected from a huge nationwide health maintenance organisation in Israel was utilized by scientists for this study.
The study has included enrollees who underwent tests for COVID-19 from February to June 2020. Going into the depth of the results, researchers said that 37,469 subjects were tested for Covid-19 RT-PC test and positive results came only for 2,266. Among the Covid-19-positive group, asthma was found in only 153 or 6.75% subjects of the study. According to the observation of the authors of the study, patients with pre-existing asthma showcased a lower Covid-19 susceptibility.
The study also claims that asthma patients are less likely to die from the disease.
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a monthly medical journal. Researches on allergy and immunology are covered under it. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has two official journals, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology being one.
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