|D006402||Hematologic Diseases NIH||0.71|
There is one clinical trial.
In Italy there are about 5000 patients with dependent transfusion thalassemia (source Italian Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies - SITE) and a smaller number, currently not definable, of patients with sickle cell anemia in chronic transfusion. A recent study in the Lombardy region identified the positivity of anti-Covid-19 antibodies in 4.5-7% of asymptomatic donors (Valenti L et al). As already known, a preliminary study conducted in Italy (Motta I et al, Hussain FA et al, Taher A et al) reported only 11 cases of symptomatic infection all with benign evolution. Currently there are 15 reported cases (12 thalassemias and 3 sickle cell anemias). 75% of the cases have been identified in Lombardy. Our hypothesis is that in a percentage of polytransfused patients a transmission of the virus may have developed that stimulated the production of protective antibodies. This could be an explanation of the low contagiousness and severity of the infection in polytransfused patients. Currently no data are available for this purpose. This study will be conducted in collaboration with the Microbiology Unit and involves the determination of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (anti-s1 and s2) by CLIA method with a high sensitivity (94.7%) and specificity (98.5%).
Description: On the basis of the few data available in Italy, the investigator foresees 5-10% of positive subjects.Measure: Positive subjects Time: 2 months
Data processed on September 26, 2020.
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