Paramita Muntode

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru medical College, DattaMeghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India


  • Research   
    Prognostic Values of Interleukin-6, C-Reactive Protein and Procalcitonin in COVID-19 Patients
    Author(s): Karn Baranwal and Paramita Muntode*

    Coronavirus disease 2019 Or Covid 19 is an infection which is caused due to severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 is an ongoing pandemic in our world. A study was undertaken which revealed that pro calcitonin levels were elevated in patients who were suffering from moderate to severe coronavirus disease or acute respiratory distress due to the coronavirus. These levels decreased and gradually returned to normal with recovery as seen in discharged patients. But these levels rocketed in patients who had succumbed to this disease. Thus, we could predict that Procalcitonin levels could be used to grade the severity of COVID-19 pandemic. Hence this disease which was earlier thought to be a pure respiratory illness has been associated with multisystem organ dysfunction and heterogenous illness. Covid 19 affected patients can present with variable number of symptoms and can present.. Read More»

    Abstract HTML PDF