Obesity hypoventilation syndrome and severe COVID-19

Publication

Metabolism

Author(s)

Jiao-Feng Huang, Xiao-Bo Wang, Kenneth I. Zheng, Wen-Yue Liu, Jun-Jie Chen, Jacob George, Ming-Hua Zheng

Abstract

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Obesity is a common cause to aggravate the severity of respiratory diseases which may place obese patients infected by SARS-CoV-2 at risk for pulmonary complications.

Date

April 20, 2020

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