Why covid infection in some causes fatal inflammation, study finds

Updated: Nov 24 2022 2:48PM

Washington, Nov 24 (PTI) Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism that could help explain why some Covid infected people develop a potentially fatal systemic inflammation, according to a study.

Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil have found that severe COVID-19 is associated with an imbalance in an important immune system signalling pathway.

The researchers detected "dysregulation", or a dysfunctional regulation, of the immune system mediated by adenosine triphosphate (ATP), one of the main sources of energy for cellular processes.