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Title: [Inflammation, malnutrition, and SARS-CoV-2 infection: a disastrous combination].
Other Titles: La inflamación, la desnutrición y la infección por SARS-CoV-2: una combinación nefasta.
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2020
Citation: Rev Clin Esp (Barc).2020;(220)8:511-517
Abstract: SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with a high risk of malnutrition, mainly due to increased nutritional requirements and the presence of a severe and universal inflammatory state. Associated symptoms contribute to hyporexia, which perpetuates the negative nutritional balance. Furthermore, dysphagia, especially post-intubation, worsens and makes intake unsafe. This risk is greater in elderly and multimorbid patients. Inflammation to varying degrees is the common link between COVID-19 and the onset of malnutrition, and it is more correct to refer to disease-related malnutrition (DRM). DRM worsens the poor prognosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, especially in the most severe cases. Therefore, it is necessary to identify and treat people at risk early, avoiding overexposure and direct contact with the patient. We cannot forget the role that a healthy diet plays in both prevention and recovery after discharge.
PMID: 32863403
Rights: openAccess
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