A case of Covid-Induced Lymphocytosis in a treatment na ïve CLL patient. Should It be treated?

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to have significant morbidity and mortality in high risk patient populations including those with cancer. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an indolent disease and the majority of patients with CLL are under monitoring. Here we present a case of a CLL patient with severe COVID-19 presenting with marked lymphocytosis within 2-3 days of diagnosis. An 80-years old man with treatment na ïve CLL was admitted to our hospital for COVID-19 pneumonia. He was intubated due to hypoxic respiratory failure and developed multi-system organ failure requiring hemodialysis and vasopressor therapy.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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