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Female COVID-19 patients more likely to have long-term sequelae than men
Female COVID-19 patients more likely to have long-term sequelae than men. According to a report from Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao on the 15th, doctors and studies in many countries around the world have found that female patients infected with the new coronavirus are more likely to have long-term sequelae after recovery than male patients.
According to reports, a hospital in Paris, France, reported that from May to July 2020, the average age of COVID-19 patients with long-term sequelae was 40 years old, and three out of four were women. In the past 12 months, hospitals in many places around the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and Bangladesh, have also reported similar findings.
Broding, a Swedish researcher who leads the human genetic research of COVID-19, predicts that women with long-term sequelae may account for 70 to 80% of the total number of patients.
Hetman, a doctor at the University of London Hospital in the United Kingdom who specializes in providing after-care for COVID-19 patients, also said: “About 66% of our patients are women, most of them have full-time jobs and young children. Now more than a quarter of them are. Because of severe physical discomfort, I can no longer work at all.”
According to the report, some researchers believe that women’s T cells are more active than men; some researchers also pointed out that women’s immune systems will evolve at reproductive age to support higher protection needs during pregnancy, and they will have greater immunity to pathogens. reaction.
The researcher explained that female patients may be less likely to die from the new coronavirus, but “viral fragments” will remain in the body for several months, making them more likely to have long-term sequelae.
Nussbaum, an associate professor at New York University’s Long Island School of Medicine, said: “The long-term sequelae symptoms of COVID-19 patients are very similar to the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases. At present, the medical community is still not fully aware of the problem. I hope that the attention caused by the long-term sequelae of COVID-19 will provide more clues to this problem and find out the cause.”
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