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Distinct systems serology features in children, elderly and COVID patients

Kevin Selva, Carolien van de Sandt, Melissa Lemke, Christina Lee, Suzanne Shoffner, Brendon Chua, Thi HO Nguyen, Louise Rowntree, Luca Hensen, Marios Koutsakos, Chinn Yi Wong, David Jackson, Katie Flanagan, Jane Crowe, Allen Cheng, Denise Doolan, Fatima Amanat, Florian Krammer, Keith Chappell, Naphak Modhiran Show all

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Published : 2020


SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has infected millions worldwide, causing unparalleled social and economic disruptions. COVID-19 results in higher pathogenicity and mortality in the elderly compared to children. Examining baseline SARS-CoV-2 cross-reactive coronavirus immunological responses, induced by circulating human coronaviruses, is critical to understand such divergent clinical outcomes. The cross-reactivity of coronavirus antibody responses of healthy children (n=89), adults (n=98), elderly (n=57), and COVID-19 patients (n=19) were analysed by systems serology. While moderate levels of cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 IgG, IgM, and IgA were detected in healthy indi..

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