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The meteorology of cytokine storms, and the clinical usefulness of this knowledge

Clark, Ian A; Vissel, Bryce

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The term cytokine storm has become a popular descriptor of the dramatic harmful consequences of the rapid release of polypeptide mediators, or cytokines, that generate inflammatory responses. This occurs throughout the body in both non-infectious and infectious disease states, including the central nervous system. In infectious disease it has become a useful concept through which to appreciate that most infectious disease is not caused directly by a pathogen, but by an overexuberant innate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159660
Source: Seminars in Immunopathology
DOI: 10.1007/s00281-017-0628-y

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