COVID-19 Pneumonia & Risk Factors for ARDS & Death

What are the risk factors for development of ARDS and progression from ARDS to death in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia?

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My opinion it is lymphocytosis as rest of factors like neutropenia or high D-dimer ie inflammatory markers are controllable But poor response to infection and progression to pulmonary fibrosis and hypoxia are the developments goes beyond control leading to ARDS and death

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Technically high D-Dimer should be answer Etiology:- Ace2 + Virus--->T cell depletion Virus travels spleen and lymph nodes Because lymphocyte dysfunction is seen Which implies Lymphopenia Th1 + monocyte,Neutriphis,Monicytes--->IL6, IL1 beta(Cytikine storm) -Nutrophills are increased but the option says neutropenia -Lymphopenia is seen So Answer should be High D-Dimer

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Thanks doctor

C - High D Dimer level means more thrombosis and more risk of multiple organ failure .

higher d dimer level is a risk factor for respiratory distress syndrome in covid 19

High ddimer levels Lmwh bd 5 days


Certain risk factors, were associated with developing ARDS and dying among patients with confirmed COVID-19, most likely due to a weaker immune response. High fever was paradoxically shown to increase ARDS but to decrease the risk of death. Treatment with methylprednisolone decreased the risk of death among patients with ARDS.

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