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The Course of COVID-19 in Four Patients with HIV During the Pandemic

[ Vol. 19 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Melda Turken*, Hividar Altan, Sabri Atalay and Sukran Kose   Pages 286 - 291 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Background: The clinical spectrum of SARS-CoV-2 infection may vary from simple colds to a severe acute respiratory syndrome, metabolic acidosis, septic shock, and multiple organ failure. Current evidence indicates that the risk of severe illness increases with age, in the male sex, and with certain chronic medical problems. Many people living with HIV have other conditions that increase their risk.

Case presentation: In the first 3 months of the pandemic, four patients with HIV were hospitalized in our clinic because of COVID-19. The disease severity was mild in two patients with normal CD4+ T count. However, one patient with a low CD4+T count died and the other developed retinal detachment one month after discharge. The deceased patient had a malignancy.

Conclusion: In this study, the effect of the immunological status of the patients on the course of COVID-19 and the developing vascular complications was evaluated in 4 patients with HIV.

Keywords:

CD4, coagulopathy, COVID-19, HIV, pandemic, retinal degenaration, SARS-CoV-2.

Affiliation:

University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Konak, Izmir, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Konak, Izmir, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Konak, Izmir, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Konak, Izmir



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