COPD is a Risk Factor for COVID-19, But Does Not Confer Increased Severity of the Disease [post]

Jae Seok Jeong, Jong Seung Kim, Yeon Seok You, Sang Woo Yeom, Yong Chul Lee
2021 unpublished
Epidemiologic studies suggest that COPD is associated with an increased risk of poor outcome in patients with COVID-19, although they failed to demonstrate COPD as a risk factor for acquiring COVID-19. However, most data have come from a limited global population. In this nationwide cohort study based on the Korean national health insurance claims-based database, COPD is associated with increased risk for COVID-19 and having COPD does not seem to confer substantial risk for severe COVID-19 and
more » ... ortality. These findings indicate that heterogeneity in the populations across many countries may complicate the net effects of COPD on the COVID-19-related outcomes.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:3o5mknxycfeulh7q4mkns2es6e