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Challenges in interpreting cytokine data in COVID-19 affect patient care and management

Authors
  • Wang, Stephen Y.
  • Takahashi, Takehiro
  • Pine, Alexander B.
  • Damsky, William E.
  • Simonov, Michael
  • Zhang, Yanhua
  • Kieras, Elizabeth
  • Price, Christina C.
  • King, Brett A.
  • Siegel, Mark D.
  • Desir, Gary V.
  • Lee, Alfred I.
  • Iwasaki, Akiko
  • Chun, Hyung J.
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Aug 06, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001373
PMID: 34358229
PMCID: PMC8372945
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Drug Therapy
  • Steroid Therapy
  • Corticosteroid Therapy
License
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Abstract

The importance of cytokine storms in COVID-19 continues to be widely debated. This Perspective article discusses the challenges in using cytokine measurement in COVID-19 and other disease states as we strive to improve our understanding and treatment of COVID-19.

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