A group of scientists from the University of Melbourne, king’s College London and several other research institutions have conducted a new research about the coronavirus and found that infection increases the risk of diabetes in patients. About another threat to the body, they wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.
As experts established, the presence of diabetes worsens the course of coronavirus from patients. In addition, there is a risk of developing diabetes in people who were not sick before infection. According to them, protein ACE-2, which provides the penetration of coronavirus in cells, it is also important for the organs responsible for glucose metabolism.
While not yet established, does glucose metabolism after recovery of the patient from the coronavirus. Also not known is whether diabetes new type after infection by coronavirus, or belongs to a previously known types.
Previously, scientists from northwestern University have reported that coronavirus infection is a global threat to the entire nervous system. Dr. Igor Koralnik, head of Department of the University neuroinfection diseases and General neurology and Professor of neurology, who concurrently is the author of an article published in the journal Annals of Neurology, together with colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with coronavirus. This study was conducted to determine the frequency and type of neurological complications, and response to treatment. “About half of hospitalized patients have neurological manifestations COVID-19”, — he noted.
Worldwide, there are 7,55 million cases of infection with coronavirus. Died 423 thousand people.
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