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[Potential benefits of using GLP1-receptor agonists during COVID-19 epidemic]

KIS János Tibor1, SCHANDL László1, GRÓSZ Andrea2

JULY 13, 2021

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(07)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.31.020

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[The risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is higher among diabetic patients. The severity of progressing infection also increases in diabetes mellitus. Obesity associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease are worsening the prognosis. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP1-RA) administered in type 2 diabetes are lowering significantly the blood sugar level without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia, support patients to lose weight, and reduce the likelihood of developing and worsening car­diovascular diseases. Through their many effects, they prepare diabetic patients to a certain extent to survive SARS-CoV-2 infection with fewer complications and have a beneficial immunological effect against the development of cytokine storm respectively. The authors summarize the potential beneficial effects of GLP1-RAs in SARS-CoV-2 infection.]

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  1. Észak-Közép-Budai Centrum, Új Szent János Kórház És Szakrendelô, Diabetológia
  2. Betegápoló Irgalmas Rend, Budai Irgalmasrendi Kórház, Diabetológia

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