Immunotherapy for COVID-19

Added April 27, 2020

Citation: AminJafari A, Ghasemi S. The possible of immunotherapy for COVID-19: A systematic review. International Immunopharmacology 2020; 83: 106455

What is this? Immunotherapy has been suggested as a treatment for COVID-19.

In this rapid systematic review, the authors searched for articles on the effects of immunotherapy (e.g. monoclonal antibody, interleukins, vaccines) for the three coronaviruses SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, which mentioned the potential relevance to COVID-19. They restricted their search to studies published in English and did the search up to 24 March 2020. They included 7 articles.

What was found: At the time of the review, the available research was insufficient to determine the effects of immunotherapy for treating patients with COVID-19.


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