Cytokine Storm Syndrome link with COVID-19 Written by Dr. Harold Gunatillake
FRCS, MBBS, AM (Sing) FIACS, FICS.
Have you heard of a syndrome called Cytokine Storm?
Let us find out what cytokines are. They are a group of proteins, peptides or glycoproteins secreted by specific cells of the immune system. They are chemicals that signal and regulate your immune system.
Such signaling by these chemicals stimulate the immune system to fight a foreign germ, or attack by a cancerous tumor. Now these are the good beneficial cytokines, that protect you from the invaders.
They function to protect your body cells from inflammatory diseases produced by bad damaging cytokines, and foreign invasions by pathogens. …