Journal of Critical and Intensive Care 2020 , Vol 11 (Supplement)
Treatment of the Cytokine Storm in COVID-19
Burcin HALACLI 1 ,Arzu TOPELI 1
1Hacettepe University, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Intensive Care Medicine, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.37678/dcybd.2020.2434 Cytokine storm has been proposed as the basis of the pathophysiological process of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. Cytokine storm, generally known as excessive or uncontrolled release of especially proinflammatory cytokines, occurs due to several infectious and non-infectious causes. For this reason, many treatment options that have been tried before have been applied for COVID-19 patients as well. Although there is not a proven treatment so far, there are some promising agents. Hereby, we tried to emphasize some anti-cytokine drug and treatment modalities for COVID-19 patients. Keywords : SARS-CoV-2, Corona Virus, Anti-Cytokine, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Macrophage-Activation Syndrome