- Antoine Lafarge, Asma Mabrouki, Elise Yvin, Swann Bredin, Yannick Binois, Raphael Clere-Jehl, and Elie Azoulay.
- Medical Intensive Care Unit, Saint Louis Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), University de Paris, Paris, France.
- Curr Opin Crit Care. 2022 Feb 1; 28 (1): 83-89.
Purpose Of ReviewImmunocompromised patients are notably vulnerable to severe coronavirus disease 2019. This review summarizes COVID-19 features and outcomes in autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients.Recent FindingsRecent findings suggest that HSCT recipients exhibit a high burden of comorbidities and COVID-19 clinical features almost similar to the general COVID population. Furthermore, HSCT recipients exhibit a protracted SARS-CoV-2 shedding, prolonging duration of symptoms and promoting the generation of highly mutated viruses. Last, most of studies report a higher COVID-19 mortality in HSCT recipients, mainly driven by age, comorbidities, time from transplantation, and immunosuppression because of both treatments and underlying hematological malignancy.SummaryFurther studies are warranted to determine the proper impact of HSCT-related immune disorders on COVID-19 outcomes, and to evaluate specific treatments and vaccination strategy in this high-risk population. Taken together, those findings emphasize the need for more rigorous surveillance and preemptive measures for all HSCT recipients.Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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