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Use of tocilizumab in kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

from Wiley Online Library

Acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with coronavirus infection is related to a cytokine storm with large interleukin 6 release. The IL‐6‐receptor blocker tocilizumab may control the aberrant host immune response in COVID‐19 patients. In this pandemic, kidney transplant recipients are a high‐risk population for severe infection and showed poor outcomes. Researchers present a multicenter cohort study of 80 KT patients with severe COVID‐19 treated with tocilizumab during hospital admission. more

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