Survival study of hospitalized patients with concurrent Covid-19 and haematological malignancies.
Br J Haematol. 2020 May 07;:
Authors: Martín-Moro F, Marquet J, Piris M, Michael BM, Sáez AJ, Corona M, Jiménez C, Astibia B, García I, Rodríguez E, García-Hoz C, Fortún-Abete J, Herrera P, López-Jiménez J
The prevalence of cancer in patients with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 infection, is uncertain. In a pooled meta-analysis including 11 retrospective studies, the prevalence of cancer was 2% (Desai et al, 2020). Patients with cancer and Covid-19 have been described to have a higher risk of suffering severe events (intensive care unit admission and invasive ventilation or dying) in a retrospective study including 18 patients with cancer (Liang et al, 2020). One study reported 13 Covid-19 cases in a cohort of 128 hospitalized patients with haematological cancers, with no significant differences in baseline co-variates between patients developing or not developing Covid-19 (He et al, 2020).
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