COVID-19: PERVASIVENESS OF COMORBIDITIES WITH EMPHASIS ON CANCER, PATHOGENESIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE MEASURES

Authors

  • Sonali Dhaundiyal Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Jigisha Anand Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Nishant Rai Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.4069

Keywords:

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Cancer, COVID-19, co-morbidity, pandemic, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

In retrospection and review of the available literature, cancer patients are regarded as highly susceptible to the incidence of the ongoing ‘COVID-19’ pandemic. Other comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, kidney problems, high cholesterol are found to be having severe effects on COVID-19 related mortality. Reports associating these diseases with COVID-19 must be carefully elucidated not just because these comorbidities induce severity in COVID-19 patients but also as several other factors increase the risk of occurrence of this pandemic. From vigorous screening to advance researches regarding this association as well as the still elusive mechanism of its pathogenesis, from clinical management to implementation of national and international guidelines, from adopting a dynamic approach to tackle the co-infection to having resourceful hospitals and medical care facilities, a structured and methodical proposition involved in the development of therapeutic strategies promise a better approach to target COVID-19.

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Published

2021-08-01

How to Cite

Dhaundiyal, S. ., Anand, J., & Rai, N. (2021). COVID-19: PERVASIVENESS OF COMORBIDITIES WITH EMPHASIS ON CANCER, PATHOGENESIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE MEASURES. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 11(1), e4069. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.4069
Received 2020-12-12
Accepted 2021-02-24
Online Published 2021-08-01