The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

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: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39--41

COVID 19-lung interactions: the salient points for pulmonologist


Arup Halder1, Arpita Halder2 
1 Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine & Sagore Datta Hospital, Kamarhati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arup Halder
MD (TB & Respiratory Diseases), Consultant Pulmonologist, 1/16/2, Manick Tala Main Road, Kolkata 700054, West Bengal
India

The COVID 19 virus gains entry into body by docking to ACE2 receptors of lungs. Subsequently it deranges the balance in RAS and destabilizes oxidant-antioxidant systems. It leads to cytokine storm and endothelial dysfunction. Intially lung is compliant but patients may be hypoxic due to vasoplegia. Later typical full blown ARDS set in.


How to cite this article:
Halder A, Halder A. COVID 19-lung interactions: the salient points for pulmonologist.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2020;8:39-41


How to cite this URL:
Halder A, Halder A. COVID 19-lung interactions: the salient points for pulmonologist. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];8:39-41
Available from: http://www.jacpjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2320-8775;year=2020;volume=8;issue=2;spage=39;epage=41;aulast=Halder;type=0