2021-12-03

SARS-CoV-2 in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: The European Experience

This letter was published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

The authors previ-ously published the results of an international collaboration of three large registries, including the R-LIVER registry of ERN RARE-LIVER, on COVID-19 in adult patients with autoimmune hepatitis. In this work, the authors report on 21 pediatric liver transplantation (LT) recipients and 16 pediatric chronic liver disease (CLD) patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection from 10 European centres. The au-thors detected an increased rate of ICU admissions in LT recipients in comparison to CLD patients. This publication and its collaborations illustrate the strengths of our network and the R-LIVER Registry and the fruitful cooperation between ERN pediatric and adult hepatologists.