Preserved T-cell response in anti-CD20-treated multiple sclerosis patients following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination

Simon Faissner, Neele Heitmann, Ricarda Rohling, Ulas Ceylan, Marielena Bongert, Carlos Plaza-Sirvent, Corinna Marheinecke, Xiomara Pedreiturria, Ilya Ayzenberg, Kerstin Hellwig, Ingo Schmitz, Stephanie Pfaender & Ralf Gold
Background:The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has tremendous implications for the management of patients with autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) under immune therapies targeting CD20+ B cells (aCD20).Objectives:Here, we investigated humoral and cellular immune responses, including anti-spike titers, neutralization against SARS-CoV-2 wild-type (WT), delta, and omicron variant and T cell responses of aCD20-treated relapsing–remitting MS patients following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination compared with healthy controls.Methods:Blood samples were collected within 4–8 weeks following...
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