Multiple-organ failure in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19)


  • I.A. Kuchynska Shupyk National University of Public Health of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine; Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • B.O. Savchenko Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine; Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A.H. Andriukhov Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A.M. Ivanchenko Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • N.V. Astashkina Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ye.O. Hulevatyi Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • U.L. Kashchii Universal Clinic “Oberig”, Kyiv, Ukraine



COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, multiple-organ dysfunctions, multiple-organ failure, cytokine imbalance, intensive care, review


The article analyzes the mechanisms of the development and clinical manifestations of multi-organ dysfunction and multi-organ failure syndrome, which often accompany the severe COVID-19. Moreover, since multiple organ dysfunction during severe COVID-19 may be caused by a cytokine storm resulting from elevated inflammatory mediators, endothelial dysfunction, coagulation disorders, and inflammatory cell infiltration, further studies are needed to determine the exact mechanisms of pathogenesis. Since the involvement of multiple organs in the pathological process of the disease during coronavirus infection is an important and complex medical, mental, tactical, physical, emotional, and economic task for both clinicians and patients and their families, increasing knowledge of the pathological process can help improve outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. The review includes some results of our own experience in the treatment of severe cases of coronavirus disease.


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How to Cite

Kuchynska, I., Savchenko, B., Andriukhov, A., Ivanchenko, A., Astashkina, N., Hulevatyi, Y., & Kashchii, U. (2021). Multiple-organ failure in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 17(2), 19–27.



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