Asymptomatic COVID-19 Reinfection in a Pediatric Patient with Heterotaxy Syndrome

Guliz Erdem*, Clifford L. Cua, Amrita Basu, Simon Lee, Amy Leber, Roshini S. Abraham

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We report an asymptomatic child with heterotaxy syndrome who had recurrent positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction testing. An aberrant lymphocyte population expressing CD19, CD16, and CD56 was identified; its phenotyping revealing atypical NK cells. This subset's role in protection from severe disease or in reinfection cannot be ascertained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalViral Immunology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023


  • SARS-CoV-2 recurrent infection
  • asymptomatic infection
  • atypical NK cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Virology
  • Immunology


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