- July 15, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
Itolizumab and Tocilizumab which are not yet been proven effective beyond doubt in reducing Covid-19 deathsare being considered for averting a cytokine storm in Covid patients.
- A cytokine storm is the hyper-reaction of the immune system, which then starts attacking the patient’s own organs and can prove fatal.
- Cytokines are signaling proteins that are released by cells at local high concentrations.
- It is characterised by the overproduction of immune cells and the cytokines themselves because of a dysregulation in the process.