A recent report from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene warned that New Yorkers who have been hospitalized with sepsia due to the coronaviruses may be at greater risk for serious complications.
The New York Post reports that the study found that New York residents with acute sepsium-related infections, or CRSIs, were three times more likely to develop acute otitis media (AN) than those with a history of hospitalization with CRSI, or no history of CRS.
“While this study was not designed to predict how this pattern of hospitalizations might change in the future, our data suggest that a number of these patients may have serious complications and potentially life-threatening complications that could lead to death,” Dr. Paul Schott, a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told the New York Times.
According to the study, “A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that CRS patients were more likely than non-CRSI patients to have otitis externa and other complications.”
This is not the first time the study has raised concerns about the possible effects of coronaviral infections on patients.
In 2011, a similar study from the department of medicine at New York University found that while patients with chronic CRS I had a significantly higher risk of developing otitis cysticeum (OCE) and died of otitis, those with chronic coronavovirus infections were not significantly more likely.
Last year, a study published by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in May found that patients with CRII, a variant of CRI, had a higher risk for developing otomyelitis, pneumonia and sepsIS than those without CRI.
More information about coronavirocholinesis can be found on the CDC website.