COVID-19 survivors in Indore report absence of antibodies

COVID-19 survivors in Indore report absence of antibodies

Between 4% and 20% of adults in Indore who had recovered from COVID-19 in the past four months and came forward to donate plasma had either no or a very low level of antibodies, two city hospitals have found.

At the privately owned Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), the largest COVID-19 facility, the samples of 17 of the 378 prospective donors had either no or a very low level of antibodies. Similarly, 25 of the 130 prospective donors at the government-run Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) reported such low levels of antibodies, thus rendering them ineligible.

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Ashok Yadav, head of department, Transfusion Medicine, at the MGMMC, where persons came within four months, noticed that the antibody count went down with time. “Those who have recovered from a serious condition have more of them and for a longer duration.”…Read more>>

Source:-thehindu

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