(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists have been studying a woman with cancer for 318 days. During this time, they managed to establish the presence of 40 different mutations of the coronavirus. At the same time, the mutation of the virus was targeted, because it tried to avoid the effects of T-cell immunity. It is worth noting that due to the development of lymphoma in the patient’s body, other types of her immunity were greatly weakened.
Research Square reports.
Experts monitored the long-term course of the coronavirus in a woman with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The documentation states that the patient was regularly given a special agent rituximab, which did not contain neutralizing antibodies. The study was led by Georgy Bazykin.
The coronavirus was detected in a woman back in April last year. Tests for the presence of the virus were either positive or negative. Over the entire period, the woman developed serious pneumonia twice. At the same time, experts have recorded as many as 40 mutations. 34 mutations happened right at the very end of the study.
Experts are confident that the virus mutated completely deliberately. This was necessary in order to avoid the effects of T-cell immunity. He easily coped with other types, because they were not so strong due to the woman’s long illness.
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