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Anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone, which the who called a breakthrough in the treatment of coronavirus that may jeopardize health. This was announced by the virologist George Vikulov in an interview with “Evening Moscow”.
According to him, this drug is used for a long time, and a breakthrough to call it wrong. Such medications are widely used within the treatment of, for example, when encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, and the treatment takes place under the close supervision of physicians. While this steroid suppresses the immune system during therapy that can be extremely dangerous for the people in the immunodeficient state due to illness. For example, the use of corticosteroids (similar to natural hormones of the adrenal cortex) in some cases developed severe complications.
Vikulov said that talking about the reduction of mortality due to dexamethasone while incorrect, because the epidemic continues and there is no data about the long-term consequences. “So all this appears to be another bloated fake,” said the doctor, adding that he would not recommend this drug to my patients with coronavirus infection.
Earlier, Director General of the world health organization (who) tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced the scientific breakthrough in the treatment COVID-19 with dexamethasone. He referred to clinical trials scientists from Oxford. According to their findings, the drug reduces the risk of death of infected that are connected to the ventilator or are on oxygen treatment.
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