05 August 2021>: Articles
Successful Treatment of a 39-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure by Selective C-Reactive Protein Apheresis
Unusual clinical courseJan Torzewski A* , Oliver Zimmermann B , Stefan Kayser B , Franz Heigl B , Florian Wagner B , Ahmed Sheriff B , Christian Schumann B
Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e932964
Figure 2. (A) CRP levels (reference range 0.00–5.00 mg/L) during the course of the patient’s hospital stay. CRP levels were elevated on admission (79.2 mg/L) and sharply increased on day 2 (maximum 161.63 mg/L). Due to CRP apheresis (light red columns) via central venous access, CRP levels markedly dropped and further declined later on. A second low CRP peak (22.41 mg/L) on day 7 remained clinically inapparent. (B) PCT levels (reference range <0.5 ng/mL) remained normal during the hospital stay.