MADRID, 5 & # 39; December (EUROPA PRESS) –
A new study showed that adults with & # 39; underweight or b & # 39; morbid obesity have a high risk of being admitted in the hospital with & # 39; or flu like illness due to influenza virus or similar.
The study & # 39; observation included 4778 patients in hospital and outpatient from Mexico b & # 39; diseases like influenza, namely, medical diagnosis & # 39; possible & # 39; other flu or illness causing a series of & # 39; common symptoms, such as fever, & # 39; chills, discomfort, dry cough, lack the & # 39; appetite, body aches and nausea.
A total of & # 39; 778 patients (16.3%) were positive for influenza, 2,636 (55.2%) for other respiratory viral pathogens and 1364 (28.5%) had no respiratory viruses isolated. Adults b & # 39; influence were more likely to be admitted to hospital if they were underweight, obese or morbidly obese compared with & # 39; adult b & # 39; normal weight.
obese adults with H1N1 subtype & # 39; influence had an increase of & # 39; six times in odds & # 39; hospital compared to & # 39; those of subtype H3N2 and B, compared to & # 39; normal adults. In adults with & # 39; vironavirus, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza and rhinovirus, participants & # 39; underweight were more likely to be in the hospital compared with & # 39; adult b & # 39; normal weight. Foot & # 39; influence from any cause was similar but less strong association between low weight or obesity and morbid hospital.
According to the researchers concluded, the National Institute & # 39; Allergy and Infectious Diseases & # 39; US and Mexican various centers, including the National Institute of Paediatrics, the risk of suffering from such illness followed a curve in the form of & # 39; "U" where people on both ends were more likely to develop severe flu-like illness compared to & # 39; & # 39 by people, normal weight.
The findings suggest that doctors should take into account the body mass index (BMI) of & # 39; patients when assessing the risk of developing a serious disease like burning and deciding on possible treatment.