UMMS Affiliation

Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-05-21

Document Type

Article Postprint

Disciplines

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, convalescent plasma therapy

Rights and Permissions

© 2020. This is a PDF file of an accepted manuscript that has been accepted for publication and posted with a 12-month embargo as allowed by the publisher’s author rights policy at https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/licensing/self-archiving.html. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/jmv.26047

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of medical virology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32437024

Available for download on Friday, May 21, 2021

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