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Corona analysis shows: three diseases clearly favor a severe course of Covid - regardless of age

2021-05-04T19:12:37.153Z

Three diseases have a particularly unfavorable effect on the corona prognosis, as researchers found. One of them is one of the most common causes of death in Germany.



Three diseases have a particularly unfavorable effect on the corona prognosis, as researchers found.

One of them is one of the most common causes of death in Germany.

The more previous illnesses and the worse the immune system, the higher the risk of serious illnesses. This finding is not new and could also be confirmed with regard to Covid-19.

A data analysis published by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) now shows which patients are particularly often affected by severe corona courses

. The publication with the title "Hierarchization of risk factors for severe Covid-19 disease courses in the context of Covid-19 vaccinations" is based on the health data of 30 million citizens with statutory health insurance.

Around 94,000 of the 30 million people were infected with Covid-19.

As a result of this, patients with the following previous illnesses in particular suffered severe disease courses, as the analysis shows:

  • Cancers, especially leukemia

  • dementia

  • Heart failure

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Not only age, also various diseases increase the risk of severe Covid courses immensely.

An RKI examination sees a vaccination as urgently recommended, especially for a risk group.

© Arne Dedert / dpa

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"With a share of severe Covid-19 courses of 31.5 percent, people currently being treated with haemato-oncological diseases are the most important risk group," says the RKI publication. This risk group would benefit most from a corona vaccination, it said.

Haemato-oncological diseases include blood cancer (leukemia)

, but also malignant tumors such as breast cancer or lung cancer.

In general, the term hemato-oncology is a sub-area of ​​medicine that deals with benign and malignant diseases of the blood, malignant diseases of the lymph nodes and the lymphatic system and malignant tumors, as the portal for internists informs on the Internet.

Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in Germany.

In 2019, around 231,000 people died as a result of cancer, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

Cancer was the cause of a quarter of all deaths.

According to the RKI survey,

people with

dementia such as Alzheimer's and heart failure

patients are also among the groups most at risk of corona.

Furthermore, the study directors list the following

risk factors

that favor a severe corona course:

  • Age between 75 and 79 years

  • Dialysis treatment

  • chronic liver disease with cirrhosis

  • Down syndrom

  • chronic kidney disease

For analysis

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Source: merkur

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