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Autoantibodies may contribute to severe COVID-19 and potential long-COVID-19 symptoms – News-Medical.Net

New research in the USA and China. investigated how autoantibodies could mediate NETs during a COVID-19 infection. Extensive damage to the body from neutrophil…

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Severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a thromboinflammatory state, which occurs as a result of an overactive immune system. New research in the USA and China. investigated how autoantibodies could mediate NETs during a COVID-19 infection. Extensive damage to the body from neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) after infection may be contributing to thromboinflammation and the symptoms experienced by COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’.
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These data reveal high levels…

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