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Author Topic: Immunosuppressants for Liver Transplant Recipients May Not Increase COVID-19...  (Read 481 times)

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For people who have received liver transplants, taking immunosuppressant medications to prevent rejection of the organ apparently does not increase the risk of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, MedPage Today reports.

That’s according to a small study conducted in Italy and published in a letter in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The study also suggests that due to the fact that an excessive immune response may be one of the drivers of negative health outcomes and deaths from COVID-19, immunosuppressants may actually be protective for those who contract coronavirus.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/immunosuppressants-liver-transplant-recipients-may-increase-covid19-risk

 


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