Open Access Letter to Editor Article ID: IJCEM-6-151

    Dyslipidemia in coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia patients

    Peng Cao, Sanlan Wu, Tingting Wu, Qilin Zhang, Rui Zhang and Yu Zhang*

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has become a global threat to public health, risk factors of COVID-19 is in urgent need in this fight. We collected data and clinical records from 123 COVID-19 patients at Wuhan Union hospital, China. Of 123 patients enrolled, 6 died in hospital and the other 117 survived. It is noteworthy that lipid levels, especially HDL-c, significantly differed between survivors and non-survivors. We suppose that HDL-c might also be a risk factor of COVID-19. Medical staff should pay more attention to the lipid levels of COVID-19 infected patients.


    Published on: Nov 26, 2020 Pages: 33-34

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijcem.000051
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