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COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?

Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C..

Abstract
BACKGRROUND: In December 2019,coronavirus infection(COVID-19) began in China, which later became a global public health emergency. More severe symptoms and complications of COVID-19 infection are seen in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).The reasons for these are unclear. This study aims to access the correlation between immunological defects in DM patients, in relation to COVID-19 infection.
METHOD: The study involved databases of Pubmed, Google Scholar, EMBASE, Medline and Web of Science. Comprehensive literature searches were made for words like,’’COVID-19,diabetes,hyperglycemia,metabolic syndrome, obesity, immune system’’ up to May 31,2020.The references of the obtained articles were also searched comprehensively for more information regarding the correlation between diabetes and COVID19 infection. The literature was limited to humans.
RESULT: Several studies have proven that the COVID19 symptoms accelerated and aggravated in patients with diabetes mellitus, leading to increased mortality and morbidity. Immunological basis for this was assessed as the culprit and many studies agree to this as diabetic patients have immune defects, making them susceptible to various infections.
CONCLUSION: Immune defects among DM patients seem to be the reason for accelerated COVID 19 symptoms in affected individuals. Hence, controlling plasma glucose of DM patients with COVID 19 culd go along way to reducing mortality.


 
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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126


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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=30017 [Access: August 18, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126


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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(19): 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C. (2020) COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. JCR, 7 (19), 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



Turabian Style

Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. 2020. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



Chicago Style

Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. "COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



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Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C.. "COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 10143-10149. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ekpe E.L, Osuji K.C. (2020) COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ACCELERATED DIABETIC SYMPTOMS – IS IMMUNE DEFECT THE CULPRIT?. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10143-10149. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1126