Hypothetic immunopathological impacts of SARS-CoV-2 and HIV co-infection on COVID-19 severity

  • Idris Nasir Abdullahi | eedris888@yahoo.com Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5511-1272
  • Abdurrahman Elfulaty Ahmad Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Anthony Uchenna Emeribe Department of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.

Abstract

To the Editor, The world is currently battling against and trying to survive yet another pandemic that threatens human health security. Severe acute respiratory syndromecoronavirus- 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), is one of the three most virulent coronaviruses (CoVs). Based on available clinical details, the geriatric group of over 65 years of age and persons with chronic comorbidities such as type-2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases, and immunodeficiencies tend to rapidly develop multiorgan failure, severe COVID-19 and ultimately, death...

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2020-05-15
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Keywords:
COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, HIV co-infection, immunopathology.
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Abdullahi, I. N., Ahmad, A. E., & Emeribe, A. U. (2020). Hypothetic immunopathological impacts of SARS-CoV-2 and HIV co-infection on COVID-19 severity. Italian Journal of Medicine, 14(3), 189-191. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2020.1291