Optimal Upfront CLL Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Optimal Upfront CLL Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Ezzat Elhassadi
Consultant Haematologist, Honorary Clinical Lecturer for UCC & RCSI, Clinical Director for Haematology and transfusion services, University Hospital Waterford, Ireland


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged our healthcare systems and threatened individuals worldwide, particularly the most vulnerable elderly and those with medical comorbidities. The emergence of the new virus variant with its increased infectivity threats requires a quick response before the availability of evidence on managing patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in this pandemic. Accordingly, this document prepared to provide informed opinions based on available evidence on how CLL patients were treated during the pandemic period.

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Letter to the Editor
Publication history
Received: Mon 22, Feb 2021
Accepted: Mon 08, Mar 2021
Published: Wed 17, Mar 2021
© 2023 Ezzat Elhassadi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.IJCST.2021.01.01