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A Systematic Review of COVID-19 Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Universal Effort to Preserve Patients’ Lives and Allografts

Sciprofile linkSmaragdi Marinaki, Sciprofile linkStathis Tsiakas, Sciprofile linkMaria Korogiannou, Sciprofile linkKonstantinos Grigorakos, Sciprofile linkVassilios Papalois, Sciprofile linkIoannis Boletis
Published: 16 September 2020
 by  MDPI
Journal of Clinical Medicine , Volume 9; doi:10.3390/jcm9092986

Abstract: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a significant challenge to physicians and healthcare systems worldwide. Evidence about kidney transplant (KTx) recipients is still limited. A systematic literature review was performed. We included 63 articles published from 1 January until 7 July 2020, reporting on 420 adult KTx recipients with confirmed COVID-19. The mean age of patients was 55 ± 15 years. There was a male predominance (67%). The majority (74%) were deceased donor recipients, and 23% were recently transplanted (
Keywords: Treatment / immunosuppression / outcomes / Kidney transplantation / COVID-19 infection

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