Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Infectious Disorders Drug Targets.
Source : Infectious Disorders Drug Targets. 2020 Sep 5
Url : https://doi.org/10.2174/1871526520999200905115050
Keywords : SARS-CoV2; diagnosis; multiple organs; pathophysiology; respiratory syndrome.; treatment methods.
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Pharmacy
Center : Research & Projects
Department : Pharmacognosy
Verified : Yes
Year : 2020
Abstract : The pandemic spread of COVID 19 caused by the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV- 2) produced a tremendous effect on the life of humanity across the globe. The epidemiological studies revealed the drastic spectrum of SARS-CoV 2 infection ranging from mere flu-like symptoms to severe respiratory suppression within a short period. Initially, cases have been confined in the emerging point, Wuhan, China. But, within a few months, it has spread all over 212 countries around the globe and presently has become a severe threat to human life. Even though it is a severe acute respiratory syndrome virus, recent reports came with multiple organ effects of SARS-CoV 2, suggesting the virulence potential of this novel virus to sweep the planet in the absence of a proper vaccine or therapy. In this review, we discuss the multi-organ pathophysiology of COVID-19 infection, together with the treatment methods adopted and innovative diagnostic methods used.