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Donor to recipient transmission of SARS-Cov-19 – Understanding The Facts Behind
It comes as no surprise that transplant surgery, along with virtually every other medical and surgical fields, have been severely impacted by the pandemic, with far-reaching and deadly outcomes for patients.
This fact sheet takes a look at a recent case report that details the first proven case of donor-derived COVID-19 infection in an organ transplant recipient.
Credits: Content – James Koay; Design – Chia Yen Lek (SIGMUM Committee of 2021/2022)
Kaul, D.R., Valesano, A.L., Petrie, J.G., Sagana, R., Lyu, D., Lin, J., Stoneman, E., Smith, L.M., Lephart, P. and Lauring, A.S. (2021), Donor to recipient transmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 by lung transplantation despite negative donor upper respiratory tract testing. Am J Transplant. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16532
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