Am J Transplant. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16353. Online ahead of print.
While the median duration of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA detection in nasopharyngeal swabs collected from immunocompetent subjects is approximately 18 days,1 data for immunocompromised patients are not yet available. Here, we prospectively monitored the dynamic changes of SARS-CoV-2 RNA viral loads in serial nasopharyngeal swab, saliva, and respiratory specimens collected from kidney transplant recipients (KTR) hospitalized with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19.