Clinical profile of COVID-19 in alcoholic and non alcoholic patients: A cross sectional study
Vilas Tonde, Suresh Putturaya
Background: The current outbreak of the nove corona virus started in People's Republic of china. In general population many myths about the alcohol intake and COVID-19 infection are there, that warranted us to do study on the alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients with COVID-19 infection to compare clinical features in both group of patient.Aims and Objective: To study clinical features and outcome in alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients infected with COVID-19 infection.Methodology: Present study is a cross sectional study carried out in KVG medical college, sullia, Karnataka in the period of one month. Detailed history of alcohol intake in past, clinical features at the time of presentation has been recorded. Available laboratory reports and chest X-ray of all patient studied in detail.Results: Total 30 patients were included in study.Conclusion: So based on present study we can say “drinking of alcohol neither prevent or nor cure the COVID-19 infection. Alcoholic patients had slightly more severe symptoms as compared to non-alcoholic patient with COVID-19 infection.