Bronchiectasis May Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Disease

Bronchiectasis May Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Disease

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Bronchiectasis May Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Disease

Bronchiectasis might be more frequent in people with severe COVID-19 disease, increasing by over threefold the risk for severe symptoms, according to an analysis of patients in Wuhan, China, where the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated. The study, “Bronchiectasis is one of the indicators of severe coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia,” was published in the Chinese Medical Journal. Certain patients infected with the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus — which causes COVID-19 — show only mild symptoms at the initial…

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