Abdominal Area, Kidneys & Pelvis

Examination of the immune response before/after COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients and medical personnel

Institution: University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of the Technische Universität Dresden
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Christian Hugo
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In this observational trial, we investigate the SARS-CoV-2-related immune reaction by patients with insufficient immune status (dialysis patients) and immune status suppressed by special medicine (organ transplant recipients) as well as healthy medical personnel, which will all be investigated at least once before and several times after COVID-19 disease or especially after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. This data will be related to the clinical data investigating risks and protection for a new COVID-19 disease acquisition. Both vulnerable risk groups (dialysis patients and transplant recipients) are prone for a complicated COVID-19 disease course as well as for an especially incomplete or missing vaccination response, which will be explored in this study.