CONVALESCENT PLASMA THERAPY: A PROMISING APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF COVID-19Abstract
At present, the whole world fronting a very challenging situation of the pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in every part of the world; these pandemic affected billions of people. This virus is found as a new human pathogen. However, currently, there is no hasty therapy available, which will provide fruitful results in this regard. As per previously reported data, human convalescent serum (plasma) will be a great choice for the rescue patients from COVID-19 infection, and it will be readily available if there are adequate numbers of people who have recovered and can donate immunoglobulin consisting serum. It includes the administration of antibodies against a given agent to an affected individual for the cause of treating an infectious disease due to the virus. In disparity, active vaccination involves the induction of an immune response that takes time to develop and varies depending on the vaccine recipient. The plasma therapy has a storied history going back and founds as well reported to treat multiple types of viral diseases. In the current review, we tried to explore and systematically discussed how plasma therapy will create a boon for humans to fight against the novel coronavirus disease.
D. E. Ahire *, N. V. Sonawane, R. K. Surana, R. K. Jadhav, D. D. Sonawane and A. A. Shah
Department of Pharmaceutics, SSS’s, Divine College of Pharmacy, Satana, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
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