With no drugs or vaccines yet approved for COVID-19 and the number of U.S. cases increasing by the thousands every day, doctors are looking to revive a century-old therapy for infectious diseases: transfusing antibodies the blood of recovered patients into people who are seriously ill.
During the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, doctors were faced with a deadly illness and no specific treatments. Recognizing that people who had recovered were immune to the infection, some doctors tried treating their patients with blood serum recovered flu patients. In many cases it worked.
Veja na íntegra Clique aqui
Fonte: Washington University School of Medicine
Data da notícia: 23/03/2020