Does Hepatitis C Management Protect Egyptian Population Against Severe Corona Virus Disease-2019?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04757272|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2021
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2022
|Condition or disease|
|Corona Virus Infection Hepatitis|
The interaction of severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the renin angiotensin system (RAS) via angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2), the receptor used by the SARS-CoV-2 to gain access to cells could provide an explanation for the several unusual clinical findings observed in COVID-19 Although chronic hepatitis is one of the risk factors listed by WHO for severe COVID-19, low incidence of COVID-19 was observed among HCV patients admitted to Egyptian hospitals.
Modulation of the RAS by the chronic hepatitis C virus treatment either by (ACEI or ARBS), (Daclatasvir and Sofosbuvir), (Daclatasvir and Sofosbuvir plus Ribavirin), or (Ribavirin and Interferon) protocols could give an explanation for the low incidence of COVID-19 among Egyptian population. Adding it may play a role in COVID 19 prophylaxis.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||2106 participants|
|Official Title:||Does Hepatitis C Management Protect Egyptian Population Against Severe Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 1, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 30, 2022|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 30, 2022|
- incidence of chronic hepatitis C among COVID-19 hospitalized patients. [ Time Frame: 7 months ]incidence of chronic hepatitis C among COVID-19 hospitalized patients.
- the impact of previous exposure to different HCV management protocols on the clinical characteristics and outcome of COVID-19 among COVID-19 hospitalized patients [ Time Frame: 7 months ]the impact of previous exposure to different HCV management protocols on the clinical characteristics and outcome of COVID-19 among COVID-19 hospitalized patients
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|Zagazig University Hospitals|
|Zagazig, Sharkia, Egypt, 44519|