Published: 16 May 2020
Author(s): Marcel Levi
Issue: May 2020
Section: Commentary

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although most patients experience predominantly a respiratory tract infection, a proportion of patients progresses to a more severe and systemic disease, characterised by treatment-resistant pyrexia, acute lung injury with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), shock, and multiple organ dysfunction, associated with substantial mortality [1,2].


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