The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 currently affected more than 108 million people worldwide with a fatality rate of 2.2%. Herein, we report the first case of liver transplantation (LT) performed with a liver procured from a SARS-CoV-2 positive donor. The recipient was a 35-year-old SARS-CoV-2 positive female patient affected by severe end-stage HBV-HDV-related liver disease (model of end-stage liver disease = 32) who had neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (titers 1:320) at time of LT. The LT was successful, and the graft is functioning two months after surgery. The recipient cleared the SARS-CoV-2 infection 1 month after LT. The current case shows that the prompt use of SARS-CoV-2 infected liver donors offers an invaluable life-saving opportunity for SARS-CoV-2 positive wait-listed patients who developed neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

Liver transplantation performed in a SARS-CoV-2 positive hospitalized recipient using a SARS-CoV-2 infected donor

Grossi P.;
2021

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 currently affected more than 108 million people worldwide with a fatality rate of 2.2%. Herein, we report the first case of liver transplantation (LT) performed with a liver procured from a SARS-CoV-2 positive donor. The recipient was a 35-year-old SARS-CoV-2 positive female patient affected by severe end-stage HBV-HDV-related liver disease (model of end-stage liver disease = 32) who had neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (titers 1:320) at time of LT. The LT was successful, and the graft is functioning two months after surgery. The recipient cleared the SARS-CoV-2 infection 1 month after LT. The current case shows that the prompt use of SARS-CoV-2 infected liver donors offers an invaluable life-saving opportunity for SARS-CoV-2 positive wait-listed patients who developed neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION
clinical research/practice; donors and donation: extended criteria; infection and infectious agents - viral; infectious disease; liver transplantation/hepatology; organ procurement and allocation
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