In the most severe cases of COVID-19, the virus causes an aggressive autoinflammatory response, also known as the cytokine storm, which causes the body to attack itself, sometimes leading to lifelong organ impairment or death.
The other problems associated with this overactive immune response are vascular, with the production of major multiple blood clots.
This webinar will cover how to analyse data from blood tests to guide immune treatments such as corticosteroids, and how cytokine pathway blockers are being used to calm the deadly cytokine storm and its consequences.
Professor David Isenberg, Academic Director of the UCL Centre for Rheumatology, will speak to Dr Stephanie Kaye-Barrett, Medical Director at the Chelsea Rheumatology Clinic, about these treatments - many of which have been used in rheumatology for years - and how they can be used to combat the complications caused by the virus.
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