Articles Tagged: cytokine storm

Cytokine Storm Symptoms and Swine Flu – What Is the Connection?

Cytokine StormCytokine Storm, also known as hypercytokinemia, is the exchange between cells and small proteins. Some are related to dead tissue or necrosis while others are related to inflammatory triggers. With that in mind, inflammatory cytokine has much to do with the immune system and are responsible for sending pathogens to destroy infection. The response trigger is dependent on cytokine. When a cytokine storm occurs, the body’s immune system will be off balanced because the response system is not working properly, and an abundance of t-cells and microphages find themselves at the infection site. If this infection is related to the respiratory system, fluid will build up and cause serious illness.