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To the editor,
The menace of COVID-19 pandemic has entered into the second year, and still it is expanding, evading every possible medical therapy being offered. There has been no specific antiviral therapy for SARS CoV-2 discovered to date. It has been found that COVID-19 induces immune dysregulation, hyperinflammation and oxidative stress (cytokine storm), which leads to patient morbidity and even mortality. The alleviation of cytokine storm is a logical approach to decrease the mortality. Dexamethasone (corticosteroid) has been successfully used in the treatment of COVID-19.1 Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) has comparable immunosuppressive properties like corticosteroids and has shown effectiveness in COVID-19. …
Contributors Author (YSP) prepared and finalised the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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