2020
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/uvj42
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Albert Hamburger Donnay

Abstract: To test our hypothesis that abnormal levels of endogenous carbon monoxide (CO) produced naturally by heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in response to infections of all kinds may be contributing to the morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19, we searched PubMed for peer-reviewed literature on carbon monoxide and each of eleven abnormal blood tests, fourteen signs and symptoms, and five fatal complications of COVID-19 infection reported in a case series from a hospital in Wuhan, China: acute respiratory distress …

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