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dc.creatorCavalli, Eugenio
dc.creatorBramanti, Alessia
dc.creatorCiurleo, Rosella
dc.creatorTchorbanov, Andrey I.
dc.creatorGiordano, Antonio
dc.creatorFagone, Paolo
dc.creatorBelizna, Cristina
dc.creatorBramanti, Placido
dc.creatorShoenfeld, Yehuda
dc.creatorNicoletti, Ferdinando
dc.identifier.citationCavalli E, Bramanti A, Ciurleo R, Tchorbanov AI, Giordano A, Fagone P, Belizna C, Bramanti P, Shoenfeld Y, Nicoletti F, Nicoletti F, et al: Entangling COVID-19 associated thrombosis into a secondary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: Diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives (Review). Int J Mol Med 46: 903-912, 2020
dc.description.abstractThe severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) is a novel β coronavirus that is the etiological agent of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that at the time of writing (June 16, 2020) has infected almost 6 million people with some 450,000 deaths. These numbers are still rising daily. Most (some 80%) cases of COVID‑19 infection are asymptomatic, a substantial number of cases (15%) require hospitalization and an additional fraction of patients (5%) need recovery in intensive care units. Mortality for COVID‑19 infection appears to occur globally between 0.1 and 0.5% of infected patients although the frequency of lethality is significantly augmented in the elderly and in patients with other comorbidities. The development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and episodes of thromboembolism that may lead to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) represent the primary causes of lethality during COVID‑19 infection. Increasing evidence suggests that thrombotic diathesis is due to multiple derangements of the coagulation system including marked elevation of D‑dimer that correlate negatively with survival. We propose here that the thromboembolic events and eventually the development of DIC provoked by SARS‑CoV‑2 infection may represent a secondary anti‑phospholipid antibody syndrome (APS). We will apply both Baconian inductivism and Cartesian deductivism to prove that secondary APS is likely responsible for coagulopathy during the course of COVID‑19 infection. Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of this are also discussed.
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.relation.ispartofCOVID-19 Research
dc.relation.haspartInternational Journal of Molecular Medicine, Vol. 46, Issue 3
dc.relation.isreferencedbySpandidos Publications
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
dc.subjectAcute respiratory distress syndrome
dc.subjectAnti‑cardiolipin autoantibodies
dc.subjectAnti‑β2 glycoprotein 1 autoantibodies
dc.subjectAnti‑phospholipid autoantibodies
dc.subjectAnti‑phospholipid syndrome
dc.subjectCOVID‑ 19
dc.subjectDisseminated intravascular coagulation
dc.subjectSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
dc.titleEntangling COVID-19 associated thrombosis into a secondary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: Diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives (Review)
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.contributor.groupCenter for Biotechnology, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (Temple University)
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Science and Technology
dc.temple.creatorGiordano, Antonio

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