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Based on analyses of a nation-wide EHR database in the US, the researchers show that patients with CLD, especially those who had recent medical encounter for CLD, were at significantly increased risk for COVID-19 acquisition compared with patients without CLD. African Americans with CLD were twice more likely to get COVID-19 than Caucasians with CLD. COVID-19 patients with CLD had higher rates of hospitalization and death than COVID-19 negative patients with CLD and COVID-19 patients without CLD.

To read the paper, please follow this link: COVID-19 risk, disparities and outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease in the United States

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