Adjunct of Immunotherapy with the Use of Tocilizumab in Critically Ill COVID-19 Improves Prognosis?: A Case Study

9 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2020

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Date Written: June 11, 2020

Abstract

A new virus named SARS CoV-2 was first identified in Wuhan, Chine causing a disease named as COVID-19. This emerging disease revolutionized the world completely putting a lot of burden on the healthcare system. This disease which was declared as a pandemic by World Health Organization in March, 2020 had open new gates of researches and clinical trials all over globe. The new treatment modalities identified by international organization are now paving their paths towards the use of plasma therapy and use of tocilizumab in treating COVID-19 patients. However, the recommendations are changing every day every seconds. The use of chloroquine’s (anti-malarial) which was initially under discussion is now obsoleted after receiving increasing evidences of poor outcomes in the patients. With trial and error, we are half road in finding the right therapies for COVID-19 patients.

Note: Conflict of Interest: None

Funding: None to declare

Keywords: COVID-19, plasma therapy, tocilizumab

Suggested Citation

Abdul Rahim, Komal, Adjunct of Immunotherapy with the Use of Tocilizumab in Critically Ill COVID-19 Improves Prognosis?: A Case Study (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3624731 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3624731

Komal Abdul Rahim (Contact Author)

The Aga Khan University Hospital ( email )

Stadium Road
Karachi, Sindh 74880
Pakistan

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