COVID-19 in Liver Transplant Recipients – A Case Report

Vol 8 | Issue 1 | January-April 2022 | Page: 03-05 | Srikanth Kadapa

DOI: 10.13107/jaccr.2022.v08i01.192

Author: Srikanth Kadapa [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia, Global Hospital, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Srikanth Kadapa
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Global Hospital, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 pandemic had a great impact on public life in general as well as on populations with preexisting disease and co-morbidities. Liver transplant and immunosuppressant medication predisposes to more severe disease and is often associated with poor outcome. The clinical features, disease course, treatment and process of modulating the immunosuppression is challenging. The immunosuppression minimization or withdrawal was done based upon the clinical severity. Consideration of tocilizumab and convalescent plasma as well as antivirals like remdesvir done in severe cases. The routine practice of prophylactic anticoagulation, consideration of repurposed drugs (teicoplanin and doxycycline), and watchful monitoring of asymptomatic recipients helped to achieve an uneventful recovery.
Keywords: Covid-19, Liver transplant, Remdesivir, Immunosupression


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How to Cite this Article: Kadapa S | COVID-19 in Liver T ransplant Recipients- A Case Report | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | January-April 2022; 8(1): 03-05.

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