Covid-19 and Gender: Lower Rate but Same Mortality of Severe Disease in Women

An Observational Study

Federico Raimondi; Luca Novelli; Arianna Ghirardi; Filippo Maria Russo; Dario Pellegrini; Roberta Biza; Roberta Trapasso; Lisa Giuliani; Marisa Anelli; Mariangela Amoroso; Chiara Allegri; Gianluca Imeri; Claudia Sanfilippo; Sofia Comandini; England Hila; Leonardo Manesso; Lucia Gandini; Pietro Mandelli; Martina Monti; Mauro Gori; Michele Senni; Ferdinando Luca Lorini; Marco Rizzi; Tiziano Barbuil Laura Paris; Alessandro Rambaldi; Roberto Cosentini; Giulio Guagliumi; Simonetta Cesa; Michele Colledan; Maria Sessa; Arianna Masciulli; Antonello Gavazzi; Sabrina Buoro; Giuseppe Remuzzi; Piero Ruggenenti; Annapaola Callegaro; Andrea Gianatti; Claudio Farina; Antonio Bellasi; Sandro Sironi; Stefano Fagiuoli; Fabiano Di Marco

Disclosures

BMC Pulm Med. 2021;21(96) 

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Conclusions

Women admitted for Covid-19 have significantly few cardiovascular comorbidities and lifestyle risk factors, and more gastrointestinal symptoms prior to admission. Moreover, female patients present less severe disease and are more likely to survive the infection. However, once severe disease occurs, the risk of dying is similar regardless of gender.

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