Low testosterone 'linked to severe COVID-19'

But researchers do not yet know whether the observed low levels are a cause or an effect

Hypogonadism present at hospital admission for men with COVID-19 is associated with poor outcome, Italian researchers say.

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But whether men with low levels of the androgen are at increased risk of severe disease or whether the infection leads to low testosterone levels remains a mystery, conference delegates at the virtual European Association of Urology Congress (EAU21) were told.

The investigators compared 286 male COVID-19 patients seen in ED