COVID-19 Treatment: Searching for plasma? Know why the therapy is not useful in treating coronavirus patients

COVID-19 Treatment: Searching for plasma? Know why the therapy is not useful in treating coronavirus patients

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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The government of India has officially removed the use of Convalescent plasma, popularly known as plasma therapy, for treating Covid-19 infected patients from its clinical management guidelines for the disease. This decision has been taken based on the recommendation of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) advisory issued on Monday.

The National Task Force of ICMR found no benefit from the use of plasma in a study conducted on 400 patients last year. The study called PLACID Trails examined the off-label use of plasma. Other international studies also found no benefit of plasma therapy.


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