A cytokine storm is a condition in which a large amount of cytokines (chemicals produced by the body's immune system) are released into the bloodstream in a short time, creating an overabundance of these chemicals.
Signs and symptoms of cytokine storm include
The severity of associated symptoms differs among affected people. In severe cases, a cytokine storm may cause organ failure and become life-threatening.
Causes of a Cytokine Storm
Causes of this severe reaction by the body's immune system can include infections such as COVID-19, autoimmune conditions, or other diseases. A cytokine storm can also be caused by some kinds of immune therapy, including CAR-T cell therapy.
Other cytokine storm symptoms and signs
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