Stine Sofie Frank Lende

Persistent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Immunocompromised Host Displaying Treatment Induced Viral Evolution

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We report a coronavirus disease 2019 case with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) persisting beyond 333 days in an immunocompromised patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, asymptomatically carrying infectious SARS-CoV-2 at day 197 postdiagnosis. In addition, viral sequencing indicates major changes in the spike protein over time, temporally associated with convalescent plasma treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofab295
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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© 2021 The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America.

    Research areas

  • CLL, persistent infection, SARS-CoV-2, viral evolution

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