Corona Virus Medical Guide Revised Blood Clot Response and Therapeutic Agents, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare May 19 at 5:02
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has released a revised version of the physician’s medical guidance for the new coronavirus, and has compiled the latest treatment points, including responses to “blood clots” that are believed to be related to severe illnesses and newly approved therapeutics.
This medical guide is a revised manual published in March by a committee of physicians who are actually treating patients with the new coronavirus, and summarizes the concept of diagnosis and treatment for medical professionals.
In this, as a test item that may be related to severe illness, such as a number called “D-dimer”, which determines whether a blood clot is found in the blood was introduced.
On top of that, it is estimated that some patients with the new coronavirus are more likely to have blood clots due to immune runaways, and recommend treatment to prevent blood from hardening as needed.
In addition, the handbook also introduces remdesivir, which was approved for the first time this month as a therapeutic agent for the new coronavirus, and the drug currently under study.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said, “Blood clots are thought to have led to respiratory failure, especially in severely ill patients. It is very important to look carefully to see if thrombosis is occurring and to avoid severe illness.”
The possibility that it is possible to prevent the severe disease if the blood clot is prevented.
Recent studies have shown that infecting with the new coronavirus may cause inflammation of blood vessel cells in some people because of symptoms called “cytokine storms”, which cause a large amount of substances that cause inflammation due to the runaway immune system.
As a result, it is thought that it leads to the serious ness because the blood clot and the blood clot become a state that it is easy to become, and the blood clot becomes clogged in the blood vessel further, and oxygen cannot be taken in in the lung or oxygen does not spread.
For this reason, it has been attracting attention as there is a possibility that it can prevent severe illness by the new coronavirus if blood clots can be prevented by using drugs that suppress the hardening of blood called “heparin”.