COVID-19 in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

29 Mar, 2020
Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first began in Wuhan, China, in December, 2019, the viral epidemic has quickly engulfed China. Here we describe a case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with COVID-19.


In conclusion, clinical and biochemical data of COVID-19 might be partly masked by coexisting chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; better diagnostic strategies (ie, superior CT differential techniques such as radiomics) could be used for diagnosis; individuals with compromised immune status might be subjected to a longer incubation period (although the underlying mechanisms are not known); and it remains uncertain whether the combination of chemotherapy, corticosteroids, α-interferon, and immunoglobulins could work synergistically in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and COVID-19.

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