Commonalities Between COVID-19 and Radiation Injury
Rios, C.I., Cassatt, D.R., Hollingsworth, B.A., et al. (2021). Commonalities Between COVID-19 and Radiation Injury. Radiation Research. 195(1):1-24.
The authors highlight similarities in the clinical presentation of COVID-19 and acute radiation syndrome. Both conditions are accompanied by inflammation which can cause damage to multiple organ systems, disproportionately affecting those with underlying conditions. Past research on the biomarkers associated with radiation can be used to understand health effects associated with COVID-19 and can assist with developing treatments for both conditions.