Volume 102, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We report fatal cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in three brothers in Iran. An increased susceptibility to specific pathogens has been reported for a number of genetic defects. Considering the fact that most of them who are affected by COVID-19 recover, deaths in three brothers who lived separately and had no known underlying disease suggest genetic predisposition to COVID-19 in some individuals.

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  • Received : 03 Apr 2020
  • Accepted : 05 Apr 2020
  • Published online : 10 Apr 2020
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