Conceptual approaches to finding effective treatment for a new coronavirus infection at different stages

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The article attempts to analyze the change in philosophy in approaches to the treatment of COVID-19 that have occurred in recent months, based on published research and their own experience in the treatment of a new coronavirus infection at the medical research and education center of Moscow state University.  Emphasis is placed on the rationale for the phased use of different types of therapy. The reasons for using spironolactone in patients with COVID-19 as a drug for etiotropic and pathogenetic therapy are discussed in detail. The authors conclude that the use of antiviral drugs in combination with drugs that prevent the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into cells from the first days of the disease should be supplemented with pre-emptive anti-inflammatory therapy that interrupts the progression of the disease. The parallel use of anticoagulants that reduce the risk of thrombotic and thromboembolic complications.

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Armais A. Kamalov

Medical Research and Educational Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4251-7545
SPIN-code: 6609-5468

MD, PhD, Professor, Academician of the RAS

Russian Federation, Moscow

Viacheslav Y. Mareev

Medical Research and Educational Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7285-2048
SPIN-code: 9465-8979
Scopus Author ID: 55410873900

MD, PhD, Professor

Russian Federation, Moscow

Iana A. Orlova

Medical Research and Educational Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8160-5612
SPIN-code: 3153-8373
Scopus Author ID: 24503460300

MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Russian Federation, 27/10 Lomonosovskiy prosp., 119192, Moscow


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1. Fig. 1. Stages of the course of a new coronavirus infection: the role of viremia, immune inflammation and coagulopathy in the progression of the disease

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2. Fig. 2. Blockade of transmembrane transserine protease 2 and the possibility of disrupting the penetration of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into the cell. The effect of bromhexine and spironolactone

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