Convalescent Plasma Therapy: An aspiring option for COVID-19 treatment?

Authors

  • Akhil Ranjon Biswas Mymensingh Medical College
  • Md. Mahbubur Rahman National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37545/haematoljbd202054

Keywords:

COVID-19, Convalescent Plasma Therapy

Abstract

COVID-19 is a cause of life threating severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by a novel corona virus named as SARS-Cov-2. Since it has 1st been identified in the city of Wuhan in China in December, 2019, it has spread rapidly all over the world. As it is a newly emerged viral infection and any vaccine or specific therapy yet to be proven as clearly effective, multiple therapeutic option with supportive intent as well as search for specific therapy to combat the virus are under vigorous trial around the world. Convalescent plasma therapy is one such investigational therapeutic option for COVID-19 with hope that neutralizing antibodies present in plasma of persons recovered from COVID-19 would be able to neutralize the virus in infected person.

Author Biographies

Akhil Ranjon Biswas, Mymensingh Medical College

MBBS, FCPS (Haematology), IHTC Fellow (CMC, Vellore)

Professor & Head, Department of Haematology

Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Md. Mahbubur Rahman, National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital, Dhaka

MBBS, FCPS (Haematology), FACP, FRCP

Professor & Head, Department of Haematology, National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital

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2020-12-31

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Biswas AR, Rahman MM. Convalescent Plasma Therapy: An aspiring option for COVID-19 treatment?. Haematol J Bangladesh [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021Feb.26];4(02):52-6. Available from: https://journal.hematologybd.org/index.php/haematoljbd/article/view/54

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