Monday, January 18, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Antibodies of Patients With Severe Covid-19 Affect Immune System: Study

Antibodies of Patients With Severe Covid-19 Affect Immune System: Study

Researchers have found that people seriously ill with the Covid-19 disease have antibodies that are blocking so-called interferons

Researchers have found that patients seriously ill with the Covid-19 disease have antibodies that are blocking so-called interferons, which are an important part of the body´s immune mechanism.

While most people dying from Covid-19 are elderly, up to five to 10 per cent of younger adults and children can also be seriously infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the study, published in the journal Science, reported.

Follow NewsGram on Quora Space to get answers to all your questions.

Researchers from all over the world have tried to determine why some people become very ill and others are barely affected by Covid-19.

“Deaths and severe Covid-19 are more frequent among men than women. Our study has shown that men have more of these antibodies,” said study author Eystein Husebye from the University of Bergen in Norway.

Husebye was involved in this study because he has had long experience with patients suffering from the immune disease APS1.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: कोहली ने बनाया नया रिकॉर्ड, जानिए क्या है वह रिकॉर्ड?

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients' antibodies affect immune system: Study
Researchers from all over the world have tried to determine why some people become very ill and others are barely affected by Covid-19. Unsplash

APS1 is a serious, but rare, immune disease. Patients with APS1 have a high concentration of antibodies against interferons.

If these patients then become infected with Covid-19, their bodies will work against their own immune systems. In addition, this response has also been seen in patients with milder immune diseases.

“It is relatively easy to see if young people with Covid-19 have these antibodies in their blood. If so, it might be possible to supply them with extra interferons as treatment,”

Husebye said.

Even if it is easy to use blood tests to discover antibodies against interferons, the author does not recommend massive screening of healthy people.

Also Read: Blue-light Glasses Enhance Sleep Quality and Work Productivity

Most people with APS1 are diagnosed in their childhood, and most people with immune failure have been diagnosed already.

“Immune failure is just a piece in the puzzle when it comes to understanding why young people may die of Covid-19. Old people generally die of more complex causes,” the authors wrote. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Book on Bihar’s Journey From Socialism To Saffronisation

Here's a book that aims to explore the story of conflict, confusion, and co-existence of the Socialist green and the BJPs saffron in Bihar. "JP...

Common Parasite In Uncooked Food May Cause Brain Cancer

If you eat undercooked meat then you may need to stop it, as researchers have found a link between Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection...

Raising Taxes on Tobacco Generates Revenue And Saves Lives

With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting the country's economy hard, preparation of the Union budget for the next fiscal is a big challenge for the...

Salaries To Housewives As Part of Electoral Campaign

Kamal Hasan's political party in Tamil Nadu promised salaries to housewives as part of its electoral campaign. And the idea was welcomed by Congress...

Tour Operators Urge Government To Announce About Restoration of Tourist Visas

Now that the government is close to initiating a vaccination plan for Covid-19, fresh hope is riding among inbound tour operators about the resumption...

Here’s Why Radha Rani is Worshipped Along With Lord Krishna

We have been listening to stories about the immortal love between Radha Rani and Lord Krishna since our childhood. They have been portrayed as...

Let Us Clear Your Data Security illusuion Here!

As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion...

Tech Review (OnePlus Band): Good Looking Fitness Band With Decent Features

As the demand for wearable devices grows in India, OnePlus is leaving no stone unturned to use this opportunity in fulfulling consumers needs in...

Recent Comments