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Combined measurements of granulocytes and well-known biomarkers in the blood can predict the severity of the disease.
London: COVID-19 disease severity seems to be affected by the characteristics of white blood cells called granulocytes, which are part of the innate immune system.

Combined measurements of granulocytes and well-known biomarkers in the blood can predict the severity of the disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Granulocytes are a family of white blood cells that include neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils.

They are part of the so-called innate immune system, which is the body's first line of defence against pathogens.

There are many studies on how SARS-CoV-2 affects various components of the immune system, but there is still a…
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