A REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE EVALUATION OF PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME IN COVID-19 PATIENTS USING SEVERAL BIOMARKERS
Author(s): Shivangi Ghildiyal, Pramita A Muntode*, Ashok Mehendale
COVID 19 virus which was imported to India via the travelers from abroad became the biggest nightmare of the decade. It not just involved a single continent but the entire globe. Therefore, it became necessary to discover each and every detail about the virus so as to manage the cases suffering and to avoid further spread of the infection. The entire pathophysiology and the modes of spread of the virus were studied in great detail. The use of hand sanitizers and face masks became popular and widespread. The importance of proper hand hygiene came into play. All social gatherings were suspended or converted to online events. Even schools, colleges and work places were shut for a very long period of time. During this time there were a number of researches going on regarding the treatment and prevention of the virus. Data was recorded and compared and conclusions drawn from them. There were several biochemical and inflammatory markers whose values were compared and conclusions drawn from the same. The value of these biomarkers was later found to be useful in the predicting the outcome of the disease in majority of the individuals. Innumerable studies have been conducted to study the role of these biomarkers but still a lot of research needs to be done for knowing more about these markers. Measurement of these markers at initial stages of the disease might prove to be very helpful in changing the end result of the disease.