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Blood test could identify COVID-19 patients at risk of cytokine storm.


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.

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Well done Southampton. Xxx😘


That would be brilliant. Anything to reduce the severity of the virus is very welcome. Thank you! 👏😊

Fantastic news but is it going to take years to put into practice I wonder?

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