Sweat sensor could alert doctors, patients to looming COVID cytokine storm (video)

Sweat sensor could alert doctors, patients to looming COVID cytokine storm (video)

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors recognized that patients who developed a ''cytokine storm'' -- a surge of pro-inflammatory immune proteins -- were often the sickest. But a cytokine storm can also occur in other illnesses, such as influenza. Now, scientists report a sweat sensor that acts as an early warning system for an impending cytokine storm, which could help doctors more effectively treat patients. The researchers will present their results today at ACS Spring 2021.

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