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    Default Cytokine storm

    I'd never heard of this before.
    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles...020.01446/full
    COVID-19 is a rapidly spreading global threat that has been declared as a pandemic by the WHO. COVID-19 is transmitted via droplets or direct contact and infects the respiratory tract resulting in pneumonia in most of the cases and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in about 15 % of the cases. Mortality in COVID-19 patients has been linked to the presence of the so-called “cytokine storm” induced by the virus. Excessive production of proinflammatory cytokines leads to ARDS aggravation and widespread tissue damage resulting in multi-organ failure and death. Targeting cytokines during the management of COVID-19 patients could improve survival rates and reduce mortality.
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    Default Re: Cytokine storm

    been hearing about it for around a year. Something like that happened in one of the later waves of the Spanish Flu epidemic.

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    Yep, an over reaction of your own immune system can be fatal
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    Default Re: Cytokine storm

    45 years ago in Vietnam war casualties, when they didn't really understand what was going on they called in "DaNang lung".

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    Ohh boy , new words
    never heard “co morbidity” till 18 months ago
    Cytokines storm .... yes baby

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    I do not recall being bed ridden by flu. .
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    Been reading about this for about 18 months as I’m invested in a small biotech (very volatile) that has a drug to combat the cytokines storm.
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    Default Re: Cytokine storm

    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    You've felt the effect of a cytokine storm many times. Cytokines, such as TNF-alpha, are a reason why one feels like they have been hit by a Mack truck when they are bed-ridden with a bad case of the flu.
    The proper Newfoundlander/Labradoran answer would be,"Bedridden? Yes,dear. Of course,Oi have. T'ousands o' toimes. And twice in a dory."
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