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Observational study of a cohort of liver transplant patients in COVID-19 pandemic: progression of the clinical presentation, evaluation of serologic profile and determination of immune factors related to prognosis

Grant number: 20/10778-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal researcher:Marcelo Moura Linhares
Grantee:Marcelo Moura Linhares
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The COVID-19 pandemic has important mortality rates in older patients and with preexisting conditions. However, there are scarce relates in medical literature regarding the burden of the disease in the solid organ transplant recepients. Preliminary data of a high-volume pediatric liver transplantation in Italy has reported no liver transplant recepients clinical pulmonary disease, and only 3 hospitalized liver transplant patients had confirmed COVID-19. (AU)

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