Successful Outcomes of Severe COVID-19 in Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Diagnostic Challenges in Immunocompromised Hosts COVID-19 in cancer patients

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Alexandre Malek
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The emergence and spread of 2019 novel coronavirus has led to an unprecedented public health crisis around the globe and has threatened the life of millions of people. We report a severe case of COVID-19 in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and describe primarily the clinical presentation and the challenges encountered in the COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment and specimens sampling pitfalls. This case highlights the importance of a comprehensive diagnostic approach of pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts, including timely and safe bronchoscopy, because the broad differential diagnosis, more challenging with the current outbreak of COVID-19.

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