Early COVID-19 infection after lung transplantation

Am J Transplant . 2020 Oct;20(10):2923-2927. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16097. Epub 2020 Jun 11. Brian C Keller Anh Le Mahdee Sobhanie Nora Colburn Pamela Burcham Justin Rosenheck Molly Howsare Asvin M Ganapathi Sara A Atyia Michael Haden Bryan A Whitson Nahush A Mokadam David R Nunley PMID: 32471004 PMCID: DOI: Full text at : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7301004/

COVID-19, the clinical syndrome caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to rapidly spread, leading to significant stressors on global healthcare infrastructure. The manifestations of COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients are only beginning to be understood with cases reported to date in transplant recipients on chronic immunosuppression. Herein, we report the first case of COVID-19 in a lung transplant recipient in the immediate posttransplant period, and we describe the epidemiologic challenges in identifying the source of infection in this unique situation.

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