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Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes ago

COVID-19 News: Studies Warn That Individuals With Liver Cirrhosis Likely To Die Upon Contracting COVID-19

COVID-19 News: Studies Warn That Individuals With Liver Cirrhosis Likely To Die Upon Contracting COVID-19
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes ago
COVID-19 News: Studies are indicating that individuals with existing chronic liver conditions especially severe cirrhosis are at a great risk of dying upon contracting the COVID-19 Disease.


 
Just 3 studies alone published in the Journal of Hepatology supports this conclusion with numerous other similar studies appearing in various other journals as well.
https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(20)30305-6/fulltext and https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(20)30365-2/fulltext and
https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(20)30217-8/fulltext
 
Individuals with chronic liver disease admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are dying at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, figures collated by liver specialists in Europe, Asia and North America show.
 
All the studies indicated that advanced cirrhosis greatly increased the risk of death.
 
Individuals with severe cirrhosis were almost 30 times more likely to die after a COVID-19 diagnosis than people with chronic liver disease without cirrhosis, the figures show. The overall death rate in people with chronic liver disease was 39% among reported cases.
 
It was reported that two international registries that were established in March 2020 to track the outcomes of people with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis after diagnosis with COVID-19 are showing the same conclusions.
 
Medical investigators from 14 specialist liver clinics in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom have reported on the first 152 cases submitted to the registries, in a publication in the Journal of Hepatology. https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(20)30305-6/fulltext
 
So far large case series published have not shown a high prevalence of chronic liver disease in individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, suggesting that individuals with chronic liver conditions are not at higher risk of developing severe symptoms because of SARS-CoV-2 infection.