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Thymosin α1; Potential Therapeutic Implications of an Immunoregulatory Drug in the Treatment of Lymphocytopenia Associated with COVID-19

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Milad Shirvaliloo*   Pages 55 - 57 ( 3 )

Abstract:


It is not unbeknownst to us that since the very onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, many patients from different age groups have suffered greatly, and in a remarkable number of cases, succumbed to their untimely demise as a result of infection with the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV- -2. The elderly are perhaps the most vulnerable community, who stand at the pinnacle of morbidity and mortality rates due to contracting severe forms of COVID-19. Hopefully, based on the recent findings and the present evidence, there might be a number of medications that would possibly be of great prophylactic and therapeutic value to the elderly patients diagnosed with COVID-19. According to an interventional study, Thymosin α1 is arguably one such medication that has recently been indicated to be an effective therapeutic agent for inpatient management of lymphocytopenia and T cell exhaustion caused by COVID-19.

Keywords:

Thymosin α1, lymphocytopenia, T cells, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, immunoregulatory drug.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz

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