Coronavirus Disease 2019 Positivity Immediately After Lung Transplantation: A Case Report

Yuhei Yokoyama, Yuriko Terada, Ruben G. Nava, Varun Puri, Daniel Kreisel, G. Alexander Patterson, Ramsey R. Hachem, Tsuyoshi Takahashi

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Abstract

Management of COVID-19 in lung transplant recipients is challenging. We report a case of a 71-year-old male who underwent bilateral lung transplantation with an unexpected case of COVID-19. The patient had been fully vaccinated. The patient and donor tested negative for pretransplant COVID-19. On routine bronchoscopy on day 1 after transplant, the COVID-19 test was positive. Mycophenolic mofetil and the second dose of basiliximab were skipped, but tacrolimus and prednisone were continued. He was treated with casirivimab/imdevimab and remdesivir. He was discharged on day 14 and has had no episodes of acute rejection during the 3 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572-1574
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

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