Woman dies of covid-19 after receiving lung transplant (they were infected)

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By CAPosts 22 February, 2021 - 12:31pm 139 views

One year after the first case of covid-19 registered in the Wuhu community. Today the world has possible vaccines and a broader knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 , however, it is possible that this virus still holds some surprises. This is revealed by the report of a recent case, in which a woman died of this infection after a lung transplant.

© salud180.com The donor had no medical history or findings suggesting SARS-CoV-2 infection and was negative by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on a nasopharyngeal swab (NP) obtained within 48 hours after obtaining. Photo iStock

The article published in the American Journal of Transplantation, and conducted by Faculty of Medicine, University of Michigan, noted that

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The donor had no medical history and there was no finding suggesting SARS-CoV-2 infection and was negative by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in a nasopharyngeal swab (NP) obtained within 48 hours. hours after obtaining. However, lower respiratory tract tests were not performed. The recipient developed fever, hypotension and pulmonary infiltrates on the third day after transplantation ”.

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What does it mean? It is recommended that transplant centers and organ procurement organizations test both the upper and lower lung tracts. Because the virus can be found in other areas,

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In what cases is a lung transplant?

Basically, and according to the Mayo Clinic Medical Institute , it is a surgical procedure that consists of replacing a diseased lung with a healthy one, usually from a deceased donor.

There are diseases or disorders that can damage the lungs:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Scarring of the lungs (pulmonary fibrosis) High blood pressure in the lungs Cystic fibrosis

This case is a warning that security measures should be increased in the donation system against covid-19. What do you think?

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Source: MSN