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Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine

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Fluids and Secretions | Hematology | Infectious Disease | Medical Microbiology | Therapeutics | Virus Diseases


As of May 19, 2020, there are in total 4,986,200 laboratory-confirmed Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases. 2% (45,425) out of 2,657,390 active COVID-19 cases are critically ill and might be requiring intensive care support. Unfortunately, even after six months since its first detection, we still do not have any definitive treatment options for COVID-19 pneumonia. Recently, the use of human convalescent plasma is being considered as a potential option for the treatment of COVID-19.


COVID-19, coronavirus, convalescent plasma therapy

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Sahu KK, Jindal V, Siddiqui AD, Cerny J, Gerber JM. Convalescent Plasma Therapy: A Passive Therapy for An Aggressive COVID-19. J Med Virol. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26047. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32437024. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of medical virology

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