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Abstract - Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
Gizem Kumru Sahin, Pınar Yürük Atasoy

Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Gizem Kumru Şahin1, Pınar Yürük Atasoy2

1Ministry of Health Van Education Research Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Van, Turkey

2Ministry of Health Van Education Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Van, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In December 2019, a novel Coronavirus has been reported to cause wide spectrum of diseases in human and the disease, called Coronavirus Disease 2019, has become an outbreak all around the world with high mortality rate. The disease can present atypically and develop severe complications in immunocompromised solid organ transplantation recipients. Herein we report a kidney transplant patient infected with SARS-CoV-2 infection and presented with an asymptomatic disease despite immunosuppression and comorbidities. Our report shows the importance of social isolation, contact-tracing program and early diagnosis of infection, especially in these high-risk populations. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2020; 8(3):173-176.

Keywords: COVID-19, kidney transplantation, social isolation

Volume 10, Number 03 (2020)