Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Register      Login



Volume / Issue

Online First

Related articles

VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Unique Challenges Faced by a Child with Standard Risk Leukemia in Post-COVID Era: A Case Report

Swati Bhayana, Manas Kalra, Pallavi Sachdeva, Anil Sachdev, Anupam Sachdeva

Keywords : Coronavirus disease-2019, Leukemia, Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Tuberculosis

Citation Information : Bhayana S, Kalra M, Sachdeva P, Sachdev A, Sachdeva A. Unique Challenges Faced by a Child with Standard Risk Leukemia in Post-COVID Era: A Case Report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (6):733-735.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24236

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Children with malignancies are facing new challenges in post-COVID-19 era. We report an interesting case of a child on treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia having a very protracted course of illness with complications not often seen with standard therapy. It intends to make pediatric oncologists and intensive care specialists wary of potential newer complications.

  1. Al-Haddad F, Ali A, Al-Sharrah D, Atyani S, Saleh H, Mullah-Ali AMA. Newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a child with COVID-19 complicated by MIS-C: a case report from Kuwait. Blood 2020;136 (Suppl. 1):24–25. DOI: 10.1182/blood-2020-139548.
  2. Pandrowala A, Panchal H, Mudaliar S, Bodhanwala M, Prabhu S, Jain S, et al. SARS-CoV-2-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in an immunocompromised child with leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021;68(7)e28995. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.28995.
  3. Rangaswamy D, Ramamoorthy JG, Mukarjee S, Gunasekaran D, Anantharaj A, Manivannan P, et al. All that childhood coronary artery aneurysms are not Kawasaki disease! Indian J Pediatr 2021;88(1): 97–98. DOI: 10.1007/s12098-020-03477-8.
  4. Korkmazer B, Ozogul M, Hikmat E, Kilic H, Aygun F, Arslan S, et al. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a pediatric COVID-19 patient. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021;40 (6):e240–e242. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003130.
  5. Duarte–Neto AN, Caldini EG, Gomes–Gouvêa MS, Kanamura CT, Monteiro RAA, Ferranti JF, et al. An autopsy study of the spectrum of severe COVID-19 in children: from SARS to different phenotypes of MIS-C. EClinicalMedicine 2021;35:100850. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100850. Epub 2021 Apr 26.
  6. Mishra P, Kumar R, Mahapatra M, Sharma S, Dixit A, Chaterjee T, et al. Tuberculosis in acute leukemia: a clinico-hematological profile. Hematology 2006;11(5):335–340. DOI: 10.1080/10245330600915818.
  7. Jain A, Prakash G, Singh C, Lad D, Khadwal A, Suri V, et al. Analysis of clinical profile and outcome of tuberculosis in patients with acute leukemia. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 2018;34(3):430–442. DOI: 10.1007/s12288-017-0875-z.
  8. Tadolini M, Codecasa LR, García–García JM, Blanc FX, Borisov S, Alffenaar JW, et al. Active tuberculosis, sequelae, and COVID-19 co-infection: first cohort of 49 cases. Eur Respir J 2020;56(1):2001398. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01398-2020.
  9. Diao B, Wang C, Tan Y, Chen X, Liu Y, Ning L, et al. Reduction and functional exhaustion of T cells in patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Frontiers in immunology 2020;11:827. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00827. eCollection 2020.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.