The cause of lung damage in coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Vice-President of the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Therapists, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Leonid Lazebnik in an interview with AiF said that COVID-19 damages the hemoglobin gene, as a result of which the iron atom is blocked.

Because of this, an excess of iron is formed in the body, which prevents the exchange of oxygen.

As a result, this leads to oxygen starvation – hypoxic syndrome.

According to Lazebnik, the development of such a complication can be traced using the level of ferritin in the body – a protein produced in the liver and collects iron in the body. Its excess can provoke a cytokine storm, that is, an excessive reaction of the immune system. An excessive amount of immune cells is formed in the body. This condition leads to a deterioration in the human condition.

Doctors from China, as Lazebnik recalled, and then from the United States and Israel saw that changes in the lungs resulting from coronavirus infection are not like pneumonia. This indirectly confirms that the defeat of the lung tissue can be detected only with CT, and an X-ray examination shows ordinary pneumonia.

The World Health Organization on March 11 announced a pandemic for the new coronavirus. In total, more than 2.8 million cases of infection have been recorded in the world, over 198 thousand people have died.

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