Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Fekadu Urgessa, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Received: June 29, 2020; Published: September 12, 2020
By January 7, 2020, Chinese scientists had isolated a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; previously known as 2019-nCoV), from these patients with virus-infected pneumonia, which was later designated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in February, 2020, by WHO. Severe SARS-CoV-2-associated disease COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO in March 2020 and is characterized by cytokine storm, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and in some cases by systemic inflammation related pathology. A deeper understanding of the mechanism behind the immune dysregulation might give us clues for the clinical management of the severe cases and for preventing the transition from mild to severe stages. Monitoring of biochemical and hematological parameters is essential and can assist in the identification of patients who will need care in the ICU and could discriminate survivors and non-survivors too. Generally, it’s imperative to regulate innate and adaptive immunity for better control of immune response consequence and for development of drug or vaccine. Biochemical and hematological parameters could serve for diagnosis, prognosis or monitoring especially for hospitalized patients of the Covid19 infection. Finally, the contribution of asymptomatic cases in the transmission deserve further studies to examine the extent of occurrence and the role in transmission, and also the immunity status of those individuals should be assessed very well.
Keywords: Covid19; Immunological; Hematological; Biochemical
Citation: Fekadu Urgessa. “Biochemical, Hematological and Immunological Parameters among Covid19 Infected Patients - Short Review". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.10 (2020): 04-08.
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