publication . Article . 2020

Fever, loss of vision and acute promyelocytic leukemia at the pandemic ward

Daniel Kristensen; Søren Niemi Helsø; Paw Jensen; Marianne Tang Severinsen; Anne Stidsholt Roug;
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  • Published: 13 Jul 2020
  • Country: Denmark
This is a case report of a 68-year-old female referred to the SARS-CoV-2 ward with one week of intermittent fever and three days of progressive loss of vision. Laboratory work-up revealed severe coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia and hyperleukocytosis. MRI showed multiple ischaemic cortical lesions. Acute treatment with all-trans retinoic acid and cytoreduction was started and coagulation parameters corrected. Patients referred to pandemic wards must undergo stringent examination and be referred for further evaluation irrespective of suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection.
free text keywords: Aged, Betacoronavirus, Blindness/virology, Coronavirus Infections/complications, Cytoreduction Surgical Procedures, Female, Fever/virology, Humans, Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute/complications, Pandemics, Pneumonia, Viral/complications, Tretinoin/therapeutic use
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