Background: COVID-19 is
the alarming problem for all over the world due to its fast spread infection
mode and uncertainty in mortality rate. The diabetic population is prone for
comorbidity with COVID-19 due to injurious fashion develops in respiratory
Aim: To compare
the serum Lactate dehydrogenase levels in diabetic patients with COVID-19 &
non diabetic patients with COVID-19.
comparative study was done at Ali medical center Hala New District Matiari
Sindh. 42 diabetic & non diabetic clinically suspected cases COVID -19 with
fever, cough, shortness of breath, non-pneumonic opacities on digital X.ray
with raised TLC, ESR & CRP. The data analyzed for significance on SPSS 19
by applying student t test.
Results: The serum LDH
levels was significantly raised (p<0.001) in group A contained COVID-19
patients with diabetes as compared to COVID-19 patients with no diabetes
Conclusion: COVID -19 diabetic population will be more
prone to develop the respiratory complications.
Serum LDH, Diabetes Mellitus, Respiratory Distress Syndrome.