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Men and COVID-19

One lab professional is wondering why COVID-19 seems to occur more frequently in men than in women. A respondent says that the same percentage of men and women are infected by COVID-19, but that men are probably more likely to die from the infection due to higher levels of preexisting conditions. Ongoing research is also looking into a connection between low testosterone levels in men infected with COVID-19 and unbridled inflammation (i.e. cytokine storm) and death.


Free Course on COVID-19

AACC developed this content with leading scientists as part of AACC Learning Lab on NEJM Knowledge+. The free course covers COVID-19 transmission, complications, diagnosis, and more.

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