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Asthma Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 and Related Outcomes

Asthma Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 and Related Outcomes

Among hospitalized patients 65 years or younger with severe COVID-19, asthma diagnosis was not associated with worse outcomes, regardless of age, obesity, or other high-risk comorbidities. Future population-based studies are needed to investigate the risk of developing COVID-19 among patients with asthma once universal testing becomes readily available.

The overall prevalence of asthma among all hospitalized patients with COVID-19 was 12.6%, yet a higher prevalence (23.6%) was observed in the subset of 55 patients younger than 21 years.

There was no significant difference in hospital length of stay, need for intubation, length of intubation, tracheostomy tube placement, hospital readmission, or mortality between patients with and without asthma.

Electronic health records were reviewed for 1,298 sequential patients 65 years or younger without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admitted to the hospital system with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result.

CriticalCare.news
August 28, 2020

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