COVID-19 in Latin America and the caribbean region: Symptoms and morbidities in the epidemiology of infection

Julio Y. Anaya-Covarrubias, Antonio Pizuorno, Santiago Mirazo, Jesus Torres-Flores, Gisela Du Pont, Edmundo Lamoyi, Nora A. Fierro

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has widespread economic and social effects on Latin America (LA) and the Caribbean (CA). This region, which has a high prevalence of chronic diseases, has been one of the most affected during the pandemic. Multiple symptoms and comorbidities are related to distinct COVID-19 outcomes. However, there has been no explanation as to why different patients present with different arrays of clinical presentations. Studies report that similar to comorbidities, each country in LA and the CA has its own particular health issues. Moreover, economic and social features have yet to be studied in detail to obtain a complete perspective of the disease in the region. Herein, the impact of demographic and economic characteristics in LA and the CA on COVID-19 are presented in combination with symptoms and comorbidities related to the disease as important aspects that can influence management and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102203
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pharmacology
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

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