Impaired nasal anti-viral immunity predisposes to severe Covid-19 |
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Impaired nasal anti-viral immunity predisposes to severe Covid-19
Dr Surya Kant, Professor and Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KGMU, UP, Lucknow. National Vice Chairman IMA-AMS,  28 July 2021
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A new study has suggested that the antiviral response of the body to the initial infection when the virus enters the nose, affects the severity of Covid-19.Researchers analysed 58 frozen nasopharyngeal swabs collected from Covid-19 patients at the time of the initial diagnosis and healthy controls. High quality single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) of swabs was done and patients who developed mild disease were compared with those who progressed to more severe disease and required to be intubate...
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