Severe COVID-19 May Be More Likely in CF Carriers Than Patients

Severe COVID-19 May Be More Likely in CF Carriers Than Patients

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Severe COVID-19 May Be More Likely in CF Carriers Than Patients

Cystic fibrosis (CF) carriers — and especially men with mutations in only one copy of CFTR, the gene associated with CF — are at a higher risk of developing a severe COVID-19 infection, one that carried a greater need for ventilation and could be quickly fatal, according to a study in Italy. This is in sharp contrast with what has been reported for CF patients, who appear not to be more susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2…

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