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THE PHARMA REVIEW (SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2020)

Convalescent Plasma as a Potential Therapy for Treating Covid-19 Patients

Pradnya Palekar-Shanbhag, Tejaswini Navale & Anusha Kamath

Introduction: COVID-19 also known as Corona virus disease 19, is a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), pandemic declared and caused by a corona virus affecting lakhs of people around the globe. In this emergency situation there are only a few available antiviral treatments that have limited efficacy on COVID-19 at present. Since there is no assured vaccine or medicines available for the disease, efforts are being made for alternative treatment methods to treat large number of population. From the literature survey and experiments being conducted so far, it has been observed that convalescent plasma therapy can be the emergent way of treatment for COVID-19. The review article covers details related to the mechanism of action, benefits, challenges and other relevant facts associated with the use of convalescent plasma therapy that can serve as a promising and effective treatment aid for COVID-19 patients.

 

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