Saturday, January 16, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Autoimmune Disease Causes Early Death Risks During COVID

Autoimmune Disease Causes Early Death Risks During COVID

170,000 people in England with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Researchers have now found that people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases are at a greater risk of dying at a younger age amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the study, published in the journal Rheumatology, the research team looked at the electronic health records of 170,000 people in England with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

During March and April 2020 (the first two months of the Covid-19 pandemic), the team found that 1,815 (1.1 percent) of people with these diseases died.

“People with rare diseases often have poorer health outcomes generally, so we wanted to find out what impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had,” said study co-author Fiona Pearce from the University of Nottingham in the UK.

“From our study, we know that during the early months of the pandemic, people with these diseases were more likely to die than the general population,” Pearce added.

Autoimmune Disease
The risk of dying during Covid-19 was similar to that of someone 20 years older in the general population. Unsplash

The results also showed that the risk of dying during Covid-19 for people with these conditions increased from age 35.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout:

According to the researchers, women with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases had a similar risk of death to men during Covid-19 – whereas usually, their risk of death is lower.

For people of working age with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases, the risk of dying during Covid-19 was similar to that of someone 20 years older in the general population.

“Our study illustrates the unique ability of collaboration with the National Disease Registration Service to generate findings that can improve health in rare diseases,” said Peter Lanyon, Consultant Rheumatologist at Nottingham University Hospitals.

ALSO READ: Natural Antioxidants That Helps Body To Deal With Pollution

“The next steps in our research are to look at death certificate data and find out why people have died. We’ll be examining whether it’s due to Covid-19 infection or how much is due to the disruption to healthcare services,” Pearce added. (IANS)



Most Popular

How Dolphins Are Anchoring Chilika Lake Tourism Amid Pandemic

A dolphin jumps out of the brackish waters of Odisha's famed Chilika lake and is the cynosure for all eyes on a boat on...

One-To-One Communication Key To Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy

On the day of the launch of the massive immunization drive against Covid-19 that the country has embarked upon, Dr. B.L. Sherwal, Director at...

Regular Alcohol Drinking Linked To Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

People who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in...

How Can You Pay And Manage Your Bills With Online Banking

BY CATHY CARTER When you juggle your mortgages, utility bills, and credit card payments every month, using online banking to pay them off makes a...


By Devakinanda Pasupuleti, MD Ashtottaram 33) OṀ BODHABHŨMYAI NAMAH: Ashtottaram 33: OṀ (AUM) -BO-DHA-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-HA ॐ बोधभूम्यै नमः        (Bodha: Teaching knowledge, wisdom, the enlightenment of knowledge, values, knowledge,...

Study: Lack Of Managers Leads To Business Failures In India

Most firms in India and other developing countries are family-owned and often shun outside managers and that is why even successful businesses fail to...

Clovia: The Ayurvedic Solutions For Personal Care

A new solution-based personal care range, 'Clovia Botaniqa', was launched, especially for mothers. The products are based on Ayurvedic formulation comprising of oils, body...

Bursting The Myth: Violent Video Games May Increase Violent Behavior

A plethora of theories has been proposed to support the stance that playing violent video games results in increased aggression and violence. However, researchers...

Recent Comments