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Laboratory Perspective of Concurrent Acute Myeloid Leukemia and COVID-19: a Case Report and Review of Literature by Sooyong Park, Hyunjae Lee, Dong-Yeop Shin, Nam Joong Kim, Jiwon Yun, Yoon Hwan Chang

Background: Whether the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affect the clinical course of patients with hematologic malignancies has been of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: We describe a 47-year-old female who was concurrently diagnosed with COVID-19 and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Results: She developed COVID-19 pneumonia which required treatment with remdesivir and dexamethasone, and induction therapy for t-AML was delayed. After her COVID-19 was resolved and isolation ended, follow-up bone marrow examination showed decreased leukemic burden.
Conclusions: This case describes possible effects of COVID-19 treatment on the clinical course of patients with AML from a laboratory perspective.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2022.220144