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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 810

Obesity among COVID-19 death cases: Observation from Thailand

1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Medicine, Dr. Dy Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission30-Mar-2020
Date of Decision01-May-2020
Date of Acceptance07-Jun-2020
Date of Web Publication2-Nov-2022

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_79_20

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Obesity among COVID-19 death cases: Observation from Thailand. J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ 2022;17:810

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Obesity among COVID-19 death cases: Observation from Thailand. J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 1];17:810. Available from: http://www.journaldmims.com/text.asp?2022/17/3/810/360236

Dear Editor,

COVID-19 is an important new disease.[1] The patient can cause a respiratory disease with a wide clinical spectrum from mild to severe. Death is also possible. Several underlying medical disorders are mentioned for association with mortality in COVID-19. Obesity is an important metabolic disorder. The relationship between obesity and some respiratory infections such as influenza is well documented.[2]

The association between COVID-19 has never been clarified. Here, the authors give the data from Thailand, the second country that COVID-19 occurs.[3] At present (March 30, 2020), there are 1524 patients with COVID-19, and there are 9 death cases (0.059%). Regarding obesity, 1 of all death cases has underlying obesity. For the non-death case, there is no observation on obesity. Odds ratio is equal to 534.882495% confidence interval = 20.3108–14086.0733). It can show that obesity is an important risk for mortality in patients with COVID-19.

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Hsia W. Emerging new coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China: Situation in early 2020. Case Study Case Rep 2020;10:8-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
Honce R, Schultz-Cherry S. Impact of obesity on influenza a virus pathogenesis, immune response, and evolution. Front Immunol 2019;10:1071.  Back to cited text no. 2
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Editorial: Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and imported case. Adv Trop Med Pub Health Int 2019;9:1-2.  Back to cited text no. 3


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