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Re: Why Did ASTRA ZENECA change name to Vaxzevria?

Posted by alexandra_k on April 15, 2021, at 19:36:13

In reply to Re: Why Did ASTRA ZENECA change name to Vaxzevria?, posted by alexandra_k on April 15, 2021, at 19:27:49

To be fair, it is a particular kind of blood clotting problem that is different from the usual garden variety thrombosis that people tend to get.

The combination of clots / thrombosis together with low platelets.

I think that is atually very rare. Though... To be fair... That is also something likely to be under-reported. That is to say, I don't know that the people in the ambulance or the ER or whatever would find that / report of it / identify it. Etc. I don't know...

I say that because Kawasaki disease is listed... But that's something that affects children. Leading cause of acquired acute cardiac failure (resuting in death) in children. So that's something to watch out for in children because, I believe, with supportive treatment (platelets and high dose aspirin -- which usually you don't give to kids) you can help tehm through the crisis and then tehy recover.

But the book doesn't say that there is a comparable phenomenon in adults. So... It looks like adults don't get that.

But there is heparin induced thrombocytopenia. And there teh drug heparin is thought to be the case...

But in Kawasaki disease the cause is... Well it seems to be a hodge podge of things. It can be induced by a virus. A vaccination...

It does seem to be the same thing. Clinically relevantly the same thing.

But it does seem pretty rare. But they were finding it early on with Covid. When I was trying ot get a handle on what people (with Covid) were dying of, exactly...




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