Women are more likely to contract Long-Covid |

An analysis of data from approximately 1.3 million patients shows that women with Long-Covid exhibit a wide range of symptoms, including ear, nose, throat and skin problems, as well as neurological, gastrointestinal and rheumatological symptoms, depression and fatigue. Men, on the other hand, were more likely to develop metabolic disorders such as diabetes and kidney disease. This was reported by a research group in the journal “Current Medical Research and Opinion”.

“Differences in immune system function between women and men may be a major factor in sex differences in the long-standing Covid syndrome. Women develop faster and more robust innate and adaptive immune responses that can better protect them from severe and incipient infections. , the same difference may make women more susceptible to ongoing autoimmune diseases, “the study authors write.

They had evaluated the existing scientific literature on long-Covid sex differences up to June 2021. Only 35 articles contained gender-disaggregated data on Covid-19 symptoms and outcomes with sufficient detail to allow conclusions to be drawn on how women and men experience COVID-19 in a different way. Gender differences in results have been reported in previous coronavirus outbreaks. Therefore, differences in outcomes could have been predicted between women and men infected with SARS-CoV-2. Unfortunately, most studies did not evaluate or report granular data by gender, “the authors regret.

What: DOI 10.1080 / 03007995.2022.2081454

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