Possible Re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 in a Splenectomized Patient from Kocaeli, Turkey


TOYGAR DENİZ M., AKHAN S., ESGİN M. B., SAYAN M., ARGUN BARIŞ S.

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.10, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 31 million individuals and has resulted in 965,000 deaths on September 21, 2020. As the number of cases increases, clinical conditions such as prolonged viral release, reinfection, and reactivation are encountered more frequently. This report presents the case of a patient who was reinfected with COVID-19 that had a more severe disease course unlike other previous cases reported in literature. Possible reinfection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 in a splenectomy case may help understand immunity against COVID-19 and can be a guide for development of vaccines and new treatments.