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Aghili R, Honardoost M, Khamseh M E. COVID-19: Case fatality and ACE2 inhibitors treatment concerns in patients with comorbidities. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :1011-1016
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-6799-en.html
Endocrine Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, & Cardio-Oncology Research Center, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical & Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , honardoost.m@iums.ac.ir
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The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is becoming pandemic with the highest mortality in patients with associated comorbidities. These RNA viruses containing 4 structural proteins usually use spike protein to enter the host cell. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) acts as a host receptor for the virus. Therefore, medications acting on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system can lead to serious complications, especially in patients with diabetes and hypertension. To avoid this, other potential treatment modalities should be used in COVID-19 patients with associated comorbidities.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Endocrinology

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