Covid-19 pandemic: Sex difference in immune response to coronavirus decoded

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Women with COVID-19 mount a more robust and sustained immune response via the body's T cells than men, according to a study that may help guide a sex-based approach to the treatment and care for those infected with the novel coronavirus.
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Updated: Aug 26, 2020 18:32 IST



The research, published in the journal Nature, assessed 98 patients -- aged 18 years or over -- admitted to the Yale New Haven Hospital in the US with mild to moderate disease, who had confirmed positive tests for novel coronavirus infection.

While previous research had shown that the severity of COVID-19 tends to be higher for men than for women, the underlying reasons for this discrepancy has remained unclear, according to the scientists, including those from Yale University in the US. In the current study, they found that female patients mounted a more robust and sustained immune response via the body's T cells than men. The researchers noted that T cells played an essential part in the immune…
Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
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