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ICU Management

What is the Relevance of Cytokine Storm to COVID-19?

2020 05 Jul

COVID-19, in its most severe form, leads to life-threatening pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In patients with this severity of the coronavirus, mortality rate can approach 40 to 50%.    The mechanism of COVID-19 induced lung injury is still vague, but the term cytokine storm is being used quite frequently in scientific publications... Read more