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Difference Between Dexamethasone and Methylprednisolone

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:55:20


Corticosteroids, commonly known as glucocorticoids or steroids, are used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, skin and blood diseases, severe allergies, and more. Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone and methylprednisolone, are given to Covid-19 patients to boost lung function. Patients with coronavirus who were given 2mg/day of intravenous methylprednisolone had better medical outcomes on days 5 and 10 compared to those who were given 6mg/day of dexamethasone. What is Dexamethasone? Corticosteroid dexamethasone is used to treat immune system disorders and hormone deficiencies. Inflammation, allergic responses, rheumatoid arthritis, skin illnesses, intestinal disease flare-ups, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy preparation, and adrenal ... Read More

Difference Between COVID Stress Syndrome and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:53:25


Both chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (COPS) are mental health illnesses associated with discomfort, anxiety, traumatic event, and emotional and cognitive abnormalities. PTSD is a distinct mental illness characterised by more than a month of intrusive memories, avoidance symptoms, negative changes in mood and thinking, and changes in physical and emotional arousal, while COVID stress syndrome is a complex phenomenon characterised by a network of interrelated symptoms (traumatic stress symptoms, xenophobia, socioeconomic problems, reassurance seeking, and compulsive checking) with the danger of COVID-19 at its core. In what follows, we'll go even further into these ... Read More

Difference Between Covid Pneumonia and Bacterial Pneumonia

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:45:25


Lung infections, or pneumonia, are quite serious and can even be fatal. Pneumonia in any form is a terrifying disease. Viral or bacterial organisms are the likely culprits. The coronavirus 2 strain associated with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent in cases of covid pneumonia. Streptococcus is the bacterium responsible for causing pneumonia (pneumococcus). Even so, it can also be caused by other microorganisms. As opposed to bacterial pneumonia, Covid pneumonia is far more dangerous. What is Covid Pneumonia? In covid pneumonia, viruses affect both lobes of the lungs, causing an inflammatory reaction with a more ... Read More

Difference Between Convalescent Plasma Therapy and Monoclonal Antibodies

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:43:14


The term "convalescent plasma therapy" refers to the practise of using a healthy donor's blood plasma to treat a sick individual with the same illness. Created in the lab, monoclonal antibodies target particular pathogens and are used as a treatment option. What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy? In the medical practise known as convalescent plasma therapy, the plasma from a patient who has previously been infected with but has since recovered from the same disease is used to treat another patient with the same disease. The patient must be well enough to undergo plasma extraction and usage once they have fully ... Read More