Hyperimmune plasma infusion in an immunocompromised Covid-19 patient previously treated for follicular lymphoma

Submitted: March 27, 2021
Accepted: May 12, 2021
Published: June 10, 2021
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Covid-19 in immunocompromised patients shows a prolonged course and may lead to a poor prognosis. Although data on hyperimmune plasma for treatment of Covid-19 suggest an improved outcome in immunocompetent patients, limited data are currently available in immunocompromised patients. We present the case of a 62-year-old Caucasian woman, who was previously treated with obinutuzumab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma and showed a prolonged positive test for Covid-19. Since no improvement was observed with standard of care (including remdesivir), the possibility of hyperimmune plasma infusion was discussed. A first dose of hyperimmune plasma was administered, with subsequent onset of fever, increasing inflammatory indexes and worsening radiological findings. Three days later a second dose of plasma was administered. Within twelve hours cough and fever disappeared, and oxygen at rest was discontinued. The patient was discharged 5 days later, and nasopharyngeal swabs resulted negative 16 days after discharge.



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Levi, Guido, Chiara Rocchetti, Roberto Magri, Silvia Uccelli, Damiano Bottone, Federico Quadri, Mauro Novali, Alessandro D. Santin, and Michela Bezzi. 2021. “Hyperimmune Plasma Infusion in an Immunocompromised Covid-19 Patient Previously Treated for Follicular Lymphoma”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1867.