Since March 2020, scientists and researchers have spent countless hours studying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. One big topic and mystery to many is why COVID-19 causes mild disease and symptoms in most people, but turns extreme and often fatal for others?
Studies have shown that COVID-19 patients exhibit an immune response called Cytokine Storm - also referred to as cytokine storm syndrome (CSS), cytokine release syndrome (CRS), hypercytokinemia, macrophage activation syndrome - resulting in the immune system spinning out of control. CRS occurs when the innate immune system causes an uncontrolled and excessive release of pro-inflammatory signaling molecules known as cytokines. Many studies have shown that severely ill patients tend to have a higher concentration of pro-inflammatory cytokines than those moderately ill COVID-19 patients.
The study of CRS has become increasingly important in exploring potential therapeutic treatment options for coronavirus patients, as well as anyone battling a serious infection, to minimize Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient visits and ultimately improving survival rates. Although there is insufficient evidence supporting the regulation of Cytokine Storm and COVID-19 mortality rates, research and clinical trials are ongoing.
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