The clinical manifestation of COVID-19 can vary from an asymptomatic course to ARDS requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A kidney transplanted patient infected with SARS CoV2 infection showed a mild disease despite immune suppression. It is possible that Immunosuppression can "be protective" as the cytokine storm is an important factor in the disease story. Despite the good outcome reported in the present case report, is remains of vital importance the solid organ transplant patients use precautions in order to avoid the infection.
|Journal||American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - Apr 3 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Pharmacology (medical)