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New blood test predicts which Covid-19 patients at severe risk

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Sandy Nunez | 18 October, 2020, 13:47

This measurement, called the Dublin-Boston score, is created to enable clinicians to make more accurate decisions in determining patients who can benefit from treatment methods such as steroids and to be taken into intensive care.

Researchers from the National Institute for Health Research who reviewed the available evidence said long COVID could actually be four different syndromes.

A second study of 95 critically ill Covid-19 patients in hospital in Vancouver found the A and AB blood types were at higher risk of severe symptoms than those with O or B.

Meanwhile, others may have suffered permanent organ damage.

"The unique part of our study is our focus on the severity effect of blood type on COVID-19".

Together, these findings suggest that patients in these two blood groups may have an increased risk of organ dysfunction or failure due to COVID-19 than people with blood types O or B. Furthermore, while people with blood types A and AB did not have longer overall hospital stays than those with types O or B, they did remain in the intensive care unit (ICU) for a longer average time, which may also signal a greater COVID-19 severity level. In an a lot bigger information sample of over 2.2 million individuals in Denmark who were not tested for the virus, 42% had Type O blood and 42% had Type A blood.

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Recent reports have suggested that ABO blood groups might play a role in the infection, with a lower than expected prevalence of blood group O individuals among patients.

As the pandemic continues, the global biomedical research community is working urgently to identify risk factors and potential therapeutic targets. Patients with type A or AB blood were more likely to require mechanical ventilation, suggesting that they had greater rates of lung injury from COVID-19.

Scientists have developed a new score by which COVID-19 patients can predict how severe the disease will become.

On the other hand, those who the research deemed more susceptible to falling ill with Covid-19 include the 31 per cent of the population with blood type A and the 2 per cent of the population with blood type AB. Also, they are less prone to get severely sick even if they get infected. Those with blood type O had a "significantly lower risk" of getting the disease. Both studies were published in the journal Blood Advances this week. "And if you're blood group O, you're not free to go to the pubs and bars".

There was a slight, but statistically significant, difference in blood group distribution between the SARS-CoV-2- individuals and the reference population.