Oct 17, 2020

Covid19 Cytokine Storm Hyperinflammation Risk

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Southampton researchers have identified a blood profile that could help identify COVID-19 patients at greatest risk of deterioration and direct them towards trials of specific treatments that could modify their immune systems’ responses. A new study jointly led by Professor Tom Wilkinson and Dr Tristan Clark of the University of Southampton, has shown a blood test for five cytokines could help predict those at risk of life-threating overstimulation of immune defences by COVID-19, and potentially tailor their treatment to tackle this.

Southampton researchers have developed a blood test that could help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of a life-threatening overreaction of the body’s immune system.

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