At the University hospital of Graz (Austria) recovered the seriously ill patient COVID-19 a patient who received a transfusion of blood plasma of a person already recovered from coronavirus infection. About it on 20 April said the Director of the clinic of Peter Silence, according to Nachrichten.at.
According to the publication, the 36-year-old man March 11, was diagnosed with the disease coronavirus infection. He had fever and shortness of breath that had not been present for several weeks, after which he was taken to University hospital.
The patient had pneumonia and he suffered from the syndrome of deficiency of antibodies and needed oxygen.
On April 10 the patient received the first dose of 200 milliliters of plasma from a donor, after which the procedure is again repeated. After a few days the patient was transferred from ICU to the normal ward.
In the media noted that the improvement of the health status of the patient can be assessed as an indication that the therapeutic approach can be successful. However, evidence of effectiveness through research yet.
Attempts to treat infected with coronavirus with blood plasma from donors who recovered from COVID-19, also carried out in Austrian hospitals Tyrol and Salzburg.
An outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 began in December of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 2.4 million, including more than 639 thousand was cured, and 167 592 died. In Austria recorded 795 14 cases, including 10 631 – recovered, 470 died.
Special medications from coronavirus infection COVID-19 does not exist now in this disease is only symptomatic treatment. The world health organization notedthat a number of medicines can contribute to improved well-being and relief of symptoms COVID-19, but there is no evidence that any drug to prevent or treat the disease.