Down syndrome increases the RISK of death from COVID-19


COVID-19 affects Down Syndrome patients the most. Photo: blogcrea.imserso.es

The patients with Down syndrome are at higher risk of dying from COVID-19, so assures a study recent, but how alarming is it? Here we reveal it to you!

COVID-19: Down syndrome makes you more vulnerable

According to a study recent, the risk of suffering COVID-19 If you have it Down syndrome It can be increased by 10 times, but what are the reasons? The Truth News it tells you.

He COVID-19 It has infected millions of people in the world, and has increased the risk of death, especially those with hypertension or diabetes, and although it had not been mentioned before, also people with Down syndrome they are more vulnerable.

It was the Annals of Internal Medicine that published the study that has revealed that people with Down syndrome that give positive to COVID-19 They have a higher risk of dying, in addition, they not only have this risk, it also increases the probability of hospitalization due to consequences related to the coronavirus four times.

Down Syndrome, COVID-19.

Down Syndrome patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Photo: curiosoando.com

The results of the study were obtained after analyzing 8 million adults in the United Kingdom, whose data were obtained from the risk assessment by the COVID-19 that the government of that country performs.

Of the total number of patients analyzed, 4 million suffered from Down syndrome, and it also indicates that at least 40 percent of disabled people lost their lives at the hands of the COVI-19, 17 percent died of pneumonitis and pneumonia, and finally, 35 percent died for other reasons.

The figures mentioned above were compared with more than 41 thousand patients who did not have Down syndrome, with which they found that 14 percent died of pneumonitis or pneumonia, 20 percent died of COVID-19, while 65 percent for other reasons. Shocking!

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He Down syndrome It is not considered a risk of death from COVID-19 yet in the United Kingdom or the United States; However, experts indicate in the study that it is linked to the following conditions:

  • Immune dysfunction
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Congenital heart failure

With information from Milenio.


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