MONITORING THE "CYTOKINE STORM" C - Reactive Protein (CRP) and Dysregulation of Immune response in COVID -19

By Dr. Prakash Suvasia, HORIBA Medical-

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COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-19) involves humans as well as animals and may cause serious damage to the respiratory tract including the lung. This pathogenic virus has been identified in swabs perfomed on the throat and nose of patients who suffer from or are suspected of the disease. When COVID-19 infect the upper and lower respiratory tract it can cause mild or highly acute respiratory syndrome with consequent release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-1b and IL-6. In response to infection or inflammation, the macrophages secrete IL-6 and IL-1B, this stimulates the hepatocytes to produce CRP in higher amount.


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