Test-based de-isolation in COVID-19 immunocompromised patients: Cycle threshold value versus SARS-CoV-2 viral culture

Background: Immunocompromised patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have prolonged infectious viral shedding for more than 20 days. A test-based approach is suggested for de-isolation of these patients. Methods: The strategy was evaluated by comparing severe acute respiratory syndrome co...

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Main Authors: Abeer N. Alshukairi, Ahmed M. Tolah, Ashraf Dada, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Reem S. Almagharbi, Mohammed F. Saeedi, Mohammed A. Al-Hamzi, Sherif A. El-Kafrawy, Husam A. Bahaudden, Aiman El-Saed, Maha A. Al-Mozaini, Imran Khalid, Lama K. Hefni, Ahmed M. Hassan, Thamir A. Alandijany, Leena H. Bajrai, Daniyah T. Bayumi, Ghadeer E. Albishi, Sahar I. Althawadi, Najla A. Zabani, Stanley Perlman, Esam I. Azhar
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2021-07-01
Series:International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S120197122100429X