Experience of using convalescent plasma for severe acute respiratory syndrome among healthcare workers in a Taiwan hospital.

@article{Yeh2005ExperienceOU,
  title={Experience of using convalescent plasma for severe acute respiratory syndrome among healthcare workers in a Taiwan hospital.},
  author={Kuo-Ming Yeh and T S Chiueh and L. Kristopher Siu and J Lin and Paul K S Chan and M J Peng and H Wan and Jenn-Han Chen and Bor-Shen Hu and C Y Perng and Jang-Jih Lu and F -Y. Chang},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={919-22}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the immunological responses and clinical outcome of coronavirus (SARS) infected healthcare workers (HCW) who had been administered with convalescent plasma as a treatment. METHODS Convalescent plasma (500 mL) was obtained from each of three SARS patients and transfused into the three infected HCW. Donors were blood type O and seronegative for hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis and human T-cell lymphotropic virus types I and II (HTLV-I and -II). Serum antibody (IgG) titre… CONTINUE READING

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