CF Patients With COVID-19 at Higher Risk of Poor Outcomes

CF Patients With COVID-19 at Higher Risk of Poor Outcomes

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CF Patients With COVID-19 at Higher Risk of Poor Outcomes

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 are at a higher risk of hospitalization, a need for intensive care, and kidney injury relative to COVID-19 patients without this disease, according to a large, multi-center study in the U.S. While previous research reported that CF patients appear to have a similar COVID-19 disease course to the general population, that work lacked long-term follow-up and a matched population for comparison — features that allow…

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