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24 July 2020: Review Paper

Kidney Transplantation in the Times of COVID-19 – A Literature Review

Ashraf Imam ACDEF** , Sadi A. Abukhalaf ABCEF* , Riham Imam BCD , Samir Abu-Gazala AEF , Hadar Merhav ACD** , Abed Khalaileh ABCEF**

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.925755

Ann Transplant 2020; 25:e925755

Table 6 Clinical characteristics of the 58 reported kidney transplant patients who encountered covid-19 compared with previous published studies.

VariableThis studyAkalin et al. [47]Alberici et al. [48]CUKTP [49]Pooled (mean)
Number of patients58362015129
Age (mean)52.69595154.2
Kidney transplant years age (mean)7.681348.2
Type of donor
Clinical presentation
 Sore throat5.2%10%7.6%
White cell count
 Mean per l (×10)
 Leukopenia (22.8%21%21.9%
Lymphocyte count
 Mean per l (×10)
 Lymphopenia (79%79%79%
Initial C-reactive protein (CRP)
 High CRP (>5 mg/dl)97.2%46%71.6%
Initial serum Creatinine (Cr)
Initial D-dimer
 High D-dimer (>500 μg/L)72.7%57%64.8%
Initial lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
 High LDH (>225 U/l)69.2%36%52.6%

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358