Janela de Oportunidade para a Imunomodulação na COVID-19


  • Raquel Faria Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal; UMIB – Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2956-1966
  • Graziela Carvalheiras Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Serviço de Cuidados Intensivos – Unidade de Cuidados Intermédios Médico-Cirúrgica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9957-5741
  • Rute Alves Serviço de Cuidados Intensivos – Unidade de Cuidados Intermédios Médico-Cirúrgica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9099-7075
  • Daniel G. Oliveira Serviço de Medicina, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3561-0250
  • Mariana Brandão Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal; UMIB – Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2016-6932
  • Pedro Vita Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Serviço de Cuidados Intensivos – Unidade de Cuidados Intermédios Médico-Cirúrgica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9647-4865
  • António Marinho Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal; UMIB – Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3295-6723




Baricitinib, Citocinas, Corticóides, Coronavírus, Imunomodulação, Infecção por Coronavírus, Proteína Antagonista do Receptor de Interleucina 1, Tocilizumab


A pandemia pela COVID-19 é um problema grave de Saúde Publica mundial, para a qual não existe tratamento eficaz. Cerca de 20%-33% dos doentes são admitidos em Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos e nestes a taxa de mortalidade é superior a 25%. A morte causada diretamente pela COVID-19 resulta, na maioria dos casos, de uma resposta hiperinflamatória inapropriada à infeção, com libertação de citocinas. Pelo paralelismo com outras doenças inflamatórias imunomediadas, os autores fizeram uma revisão crítica dos mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos e potenciais situações onde a utilização de imunomoduladores, numa estreita janela de oportunidade, pode vir a mudar o prognóstico de alguns doentes.


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Faria R, Carvalheiras G, Alves R, G. Oliveira D, Brandão M, Vita P, Marinho A. Janela de Oportunidade para a Imunomodulação na COVID-19. RPMI [Internet]. 21 de Dezembro de 2021 [citado 4 de Julho de 2022];:35-41. Disponível em: https://revista.spmi.pt/index.php/rpmi/article/view/218



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