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Alcohol Use Disorder and COVID-19: A Case Series

Ume Hani, Shivakumar Thandavamurthy

Keywords : Alcohol dependence, COVID-19, Substance abuse

Citation Information : Hani U, Thandavamurthy S. Alcohol Use Disorder and COVID-19: A Case Series. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2021; 15 (2):103-105.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0091

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: The following case series aims to highlight and put forth the various outcomes of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Background: The hazardous and well-established relation of how alcohol damages every functional component of the human body, plays a vital role in understanding the enormously severe effects it can have with a comorbid infection especially COVID-19. Tagged along come the various degrees of complications ranging from mild to severe, the latter being the most common. Case descriptions: This case series presents three cases with AUDs succumbing to COVID-19 infection eventually having unfavorable outcomes. Conclusion: Patients with AUDs are not only prone to acquire COVID-19 infection, the chances of having complications are not unlikely. Clinical significance: A better understanding of AUD and COVID-19 including the etiopathogenesis, should be emphasized on and management plans for better outcomes should be put forth. Establishing protocols and being vigilant of what to expect in such cases serves of utmost value.

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