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Article title:Immunoglobulin deficiency as an indicator of disease severity in patients with COVID-19

Authors: Faeq Husain-Syed, István Vadász, Jochen Wilhelm, Hans-Dieter Walmrath, Werner Seeger, Horst-Walter Birk, Birgit Jennert, Hartmut Dietrich, Susanne Herold, Janina Trauth, Khodr Tello, Michael Sander, Rory E. Morty, Heiko Slanina, Christian G. Schüttler, John Ziebuhr, Shadi Kassoumeh, Claudio Ronco, Fiorenza Ferrari, Klaus Warnatz, Klaus Stahl, Benjamin Seeliger, Marius M. Hoeper, Tobias Welte, Sascha David

From the authors: “Immunoglobulin G deficiency might be common in critically ill COVID-19 patients, and warrants investigation as both a marker of disease severity as well as a potential therapeutic target.”

This study is highlighted as one of January’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology