Effect of Novel COVID-19 Infection on Different Organs of Human Body: A Narrative Review
The COVID-19 (corona virus disease-2019) infection produces detrimental effect on vital organs of the human body leading towards mild to severe organ damage. The most drastic effects associated with COVID-19 infection include respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, liver injury and brain damage. The drugs which are used for the treatment of novel coronavirus are also associated with various side effects, which may prove fatal during treatment. This viral infection also reduces patients’ immunity by binding with ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) receptors and modulates immune responses. Older people are particularly at a greater risk. The literature selected for this narrative study was searched and collected from two databases, Google Scholar and PubMed by using specific key words, from March 2020 to June 2020. The objective of this study was to increase understanding about COVID-19, particularly its effects on vital organs so that a better treatment strategy can be established.
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