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Minerva Medica 2020 May 14

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4806.20.06616-1

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Hyper-immune/convalescent plasma: an old option and a valid strategy for treatment of COVID-19?

Daniele SAVERINO 1, 2

1 Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; 2 Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy


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Currently, there are no approved specific antiviral agents for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Hyper-immune/convalescent plasma derived from recently recovered donors seems to be useful to treat COVID-19 patients, an addition to maximal supportive care and antiviral agents. The endpoints are the improvement of clinical symptoms and laboratory parameters of these patients. However, the efficacy of hyper-immune/convalescent plasma treatment for severe infectious diseases is still controversial. The optimal dose and time point, as well as the clinical benefit of hyper- immune/convalescent plasma therapy, needs further investigation in larger well-controlled trials.


KEY WORDS: Hyperimmune plasma; COVID-19; Therapeutic strategy

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