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Scientists from the Institute of Virology of Wuhan found that I had been ill with the coronavirus of patients appeared prolonged failures of the immune system. About it write “news”.
Doctors conducted a study on the effect of coronavirus on lymphocytes — the blood cells responsible for immunity. So, it was found that lymphopenia (either temporary or persistent reduction of lymphocytes in the blood) is a common symptom in patients with COVID-19.
Scientists came to this conclusion after examining the condition of the 55 recovered from coronavirus patients to see how changes over time in the number of immune cells in their blood.
The most frequent infectious disease causing the reduction of lymphocytes is AIDS. In this case, damage to the immune system are chronic. However, in the case of destruction coronavirus we are talking about long, though, but reversible dysfunction of the immune system.
When a person infected with a new pathogen, his body going expansion of lymphocytes. They have to deal with malicious virus, said the head of the laboratory of genomic engineering MIPT Pavel Volchkov. “But after the infection in the body is a “demobilization”, as is the number of activated T-cells and b-cells is no longer necessary”, — he explained.
Previously Harvard Professor Tobias Kurth warned that some coronavirus survivors suffer long-term consequences of the disease that do not pass even a few months after recovery. However, he pointed out that the virus has not yet been studied in sufficient detail to affirm whether or not these complications can become chronic and eventually pass.
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