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Monocytes subpopulations pattern in the acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus infection and after long COVID-19.


INTRODUTION AND OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to characterize the pattern of monocyte subpopulations in patients during the course of the infections caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus or who presented long COVID-19 syndrome compared to monocytes from patients with zika virus (Zika) or chikungunya virus (CHIKV). CASUISTRY: Study with 89 peripheral blood samples from patients, who underwent hemogram and serology (IgG and IgM) for detection of Zika (Control Group 1, n = 18) or CHIKV (Control Group 2, n = 9), and from patients who underwent hemogram and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for detection of SARS-CoV-2 at the acute phase of the disease (Group 3, n = 19); and of patients who presented long COVID-19 syndrome (Group 4, n = 43). The monocyte and subpopulations counts were performed by flow cytometry. RESULTS: No significant difference was observed in the total number of monocytes between the groups. The classical (CD14++CD16-) and intermediate (CD14+CD16+) monocytes counts were increased in patients with acute infection or with long COVID-19 syndrome. The monocytes subpopulations counts were lower in patients with infection Zika or CHIKV. CONCLUSION: Increase in the monocyte subpopulations in patients with acute infection or with long COVID-19 syndrome may be an important finding of differentiated from the infection Zika or CHIKV.

Authors: Pereira VIC, de Brito Junior LC, Falcão LFM, da Costa Vasconcelos PF, Quaresma JAS, Berg AVVD, Paixão APS, Ferreira RIS, Diks IBC,
Journal: Int Immunopharmacol;2023Oct05; 124 (Pt B) 110994. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2023.110994
Year: 2023
PubMed: PMID: 37804653 (Go to PubMed)