A unique COVID-19 case

Asa Kessler, Yoav Hershkovitz, Matan Fischer, Ittamar Gork, Fares Darawshy, Hila Fruchtman-Brot, Yuval Ishay, Fadi Kharouf


We present the case of a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) treated with rituximab, who was diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Following an index hospitalization with apparent resolution of the infection, the patient was readmitted with clinical deterioration. While repeat serial real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCR) from nasopharyngeal swabs were negative, a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sample demonstrated persistent COVID-19 to be the etiologic factor. Administration of convalescent plasma led to remarkable recovery.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v7n4p5


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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