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When is it safe to schedule an allo-HSCT after COVID-19 infection?

During the virtual 47th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), the AML Hub spoke to Maximilian Christopeit, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, DE. We asked, When is it safe to schedule an allo-HSCT after COVID-19 infection?

When is it safe to schedule an allo-HSCT after COVID-19 infection?

Christopeit states that we should schedule allo-HSCT as late as possible. He then provides data on overall survival for patients with cancer following COVID-19 detection, and the relationship between immunocompromised hosts and time of being infectious. He concludes with the UKE Hamburg experience, a study investigating the safety of allo-HSCT transplant following intensive conditioning in patients with previous COVID-19.

 

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