COVID-19 severityin patients with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases: A Short Review

Houda EL ALAMI, Lahcen WAKRIM, Hassan GHAZAL, Omar ABIDI, Naima KHLIL, Abderrahman NAAMANE, Abderahmane MAAROUFI, Salsabil HAMDI


A novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been become a global health hazard and declared as a pandemic disease by WHO. Patients with Covid-19 and pre-existing medical conditions like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and hypertension have an increased risk of severe disease and death. Furthermore, the increased expression of Angiotensin -converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2) in patients with diabetes or cardiovascular diseases could increase the risk of severe infection with SARS-CoV-2.


COVID-19; Diabetes mellitus; Cardiovascular diseases; ACE2

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