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SARS-CoV-2 causes a unique cytokine storm, study finds – News-Medical.Net

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in November 2020 reports some of the unique elements of COVID-19-induced CRS and how understanding these distinctive…



After many months of studying severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the pathogen responsible for the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic – much is still unknown. However, evidence points to the occurrence of a cytokine storm in severe and critical cases of COVID-19. This is not unique to COVID-19 and has occurred in the majority of severe coronavirus and influenza epidemics.
However, there are some striking differences in the cytokine release syndrome (CRS)…

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