Cytokine Levels in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 and Other Conditions

JAMA. 2020 Sep 3;324(15):1565-1567. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.17052. Online ahead of print.


This study compares levels of tumor necrosis factor α, IL-6, and IL-8 in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vs those with other critical illness to better characterize the contribution of cytokine storm to COVID-19 pathophysiology.