Potential Biomarkers for Defining the Severity, Progression, and Survival from COVID‑19

Chidiebere Emmanuel Okechukwu


Dear Editor, There are potential laboratory biomarkers that can be used to ascertain the severity and progression of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19), thereby predicting the survival of COVID‑19 patients. For instance, there were rises in the levels of C‑reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A, interleukin‑6 (IL‑6), lactate dehydrogenase, neutrophil‑to‑lymphocyte ratio, D‑dimer, cardiac troponin, and renal biomarkers (Urea and creatinine levels;) in COVID‑19 patients, and monitoring these biomarkers is important in defining the severity and progression of COVID‑19 among these patients.


COVID‑19; C‑reactive protein; Severity

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