What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.

What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.

Right now the whole country is upset with Coronavirus. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the world. To avoid corona, methods such as lockdown and social distancing are being adopted to get rid of this virus. At the same time, scientists and researchers are engaged in making medicines for the treatment of corona and are doing their work to get rid of corona infection in different ways.
What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.
What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.



There is a hope among them all through plasma therapy. After overseas, India is now trying its best to beat the corona by this technique, which is called convalescent plasma therapy.

Convalescent plasma therapy has become a ray of hope in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. People severely affected by the virus are treated using antibodies from the blood of the Covid-19 patient with the help of plasma therapy.

The 49-year-old severely infected man, who used this therapy in a private hospital in Delhi, recovered within a short period of time, after which there is an expectation in the battle with Corona. But it is too early to say that corona can be treated accurately with plasma therapy.
What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.
What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? Known Expert Advice.


What is Convulsant Plasma Therapy?


What is convalescent plasma therapy? How does this therapy work? Keeping all these things in mind, we spoke to Dr. Amit Ganguly (ENT Surgeon).

Doctor Ganguly explains that plasma therapy is also called Passive immunity. This means that immunoglobulins, which are insufficient quantity in someone else's body, go into the patient's body, and help in fighting the disease.

They work in 2-3 ways, such that these antibodies get attached to the virus surface which is the antigen. Antibody and antigen reaction breaks the virus wall and disintegrates the virus so that the person is not infected. The second way is that they replace the protein in such a way that it is not replicable and this gradually eradicates the infection in the body.

Dr. Ganguly explains that any infection in the body, whether it is bacterial or viral, contains a substance called an antigen. When this antigen goes with the virus in the body, it challenges the body's immune system and the immune reacts to fight it, then some proteins are produced in the body to fight the disease called immunoglobulin. And these are the antibodies that are effective in fighting the disease.

What is important is how strong a person's immunity is and how much immunoglobulin or antibody he can produce. If a person has a high amount of immunoglobulin in the body, then the person is cured of the disease and such people who are cured of the disease have adequate levels of immunity or antibodies in their body. Other cells are removed from the blood of such people and only plasma is taken.

Plasma helps the other person to fight the disease. Other people whose immunity is very weak, such as already suffering from another disease, such as diabetes or some other disease. In this, the immunity of a person is already negligible and if antibodies are given to them, then the immunity in their body increases for 2-3 months.

This antibody, which is given through plasma, is called 'plasma therapy'.
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