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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 268-270

Living donor kidney transplantation in a Covid-19-recovered donor–recipient pair: A case report

Department of Nephrology, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak S Ray
Department of Nephrology, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mukundapur, Kolkata - 700099, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_453_20

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Deciding on proceeding with solid organ transplant in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era is difficult both for the transplant unit and the transplant candidate. However, with no signs of the pandemic coming to an end and given the plight of patients with chronic diseases, it becomes necessary to take the challenging path. We report a case of living donor kidney transplantation in a COVID-19-recovered donor–recipient pair with a good early posttransplant outcome. Immunosuppression was used in the usual dose as per our unit's protocol. Thorough pretransplant evaluation to rule out active SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) infection in both the donor and the recipient seems to be the key to avoid COVID-19 in the recipient and the transplant unit.


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