COVID-19 Invades Several Important Organs other than the Lungs: Organs Crosstalk

Author(s): Manal A. Hamed*

Journal Name: Coronaviruses
The World's First International Journal Dedicated to Coronaviruses

Volume 2 , Issue 10 , 2021

Article ID: e170821191026
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In December 2019, a new severe acute respiratory coronavirus (SARS- COV-2) had caused outbreaks of pneumonia in Wuhan city, China. It was known as coronavirus infected disease-2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 patients typically have a fever and respiratory syndrome, where the lung is the main target organ affected by this virus. The objective of this review is to monitor and evaluate injuries caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus on multiple organs other than the lung as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney, heart, ovary, ocular, olfactory, gonad, skin, central nervous system, and sense organs. As SARS- COV-2 virus enters host cells via cell receptor angiotensin circulating enzyme-2 (ACE2), so it is important to identify the main target cells attacked by SARS- COV-2 virus by comparing the ACE2 expression and viral upload in different organs. In conclusion, the definite role of body organs is explored in the manifestation of COVID-19 infection and crosstalk between other organs are useful tools to find any correlation between disease severity and organs dysfunction, exact prognosis, disease prevention measures, clinical care, and treatment strategies.

Keywords: COVID-19, viral detection, organs crosstalk, organs dysfunction, prognosis, clinical care.

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Article Details

Year: 2021
Published on: 02 February, 2021
Article ID: e170821191026
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2666796702666210202124650

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