Tag: blood clots

Antibodies produced in response to COVID-19 may trigger blood clots

July 29, 2021

A study of the antibodies naturally produced to fight SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein was found to differ from the antibodies of healthy individuals, according to researchers at the University of Reading (Reading), UK. It may also be triggering an exaggerated platelet response, which could lead to fatal blood clots in patients with severe disease. Platelets are […]

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Some COVID-19 patients have high levels of deadly clot-causing antibodies

November 4, 2020

An autoimmune antibody circulating through the blood is attacking healthy cells and has been found to cause microscopic blood clots in people hospitalised with COVID-19, according to scientists at Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center (Michigan Medicine), US. In COVID-19, clots may restrict blood flow in the lungs, impair oxygen exchange, and ultimately cause life-threatening complications […]

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