Association between Hypertension and Immunosuppression in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Diego Chambergo-Michilot 1 * , Isidro Percy Chambergo Campos 2
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1 Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, PERU
2 Universidad Tecnológica del Perú - Carrera de Contabilidad, Lima, PERU
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused more than 32 million cases and almost a million deaths. Recent reviews have evidenced the role of hypertension in prognosis, nevertheless, its association with immunosuppression in COVID-19 context has not been studied. It was performed a cross-sectional analysis of a large Mexican population with the infection (n= 681 890). Prevalence of immunosuppression and hypertension was 1.10% and 19.50%, respectively. The adjusted model evidenced that hypertension was significantly associated with immunosuppression (odds ratio=1.18, 95% CI=1.11-1.25). Further research in pathways that justify the association between hypertension and immunosuppression in COVID-19 patients is recommended.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/10867

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2021 - Volume 18 Issue 4, Article No: em297

Publication date: 01 May 2021

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