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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-35

An unusual case of coronavirus disease 2019 associated with chronic myeloid leukemia in a young male presenting with priapism


Department of Pathology, Dr. D.Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Banyameen Iqbal
Department of Pathology, Dr. D.Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_27_21

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Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) usually present in the elderly age and rarely in the adolescents and young adults (AYA) groups. In this case report, we describe a case of a 28-year-old male who presented to the hospital with priapism and pain abdomen along with a positive history of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease. The patient was diagnosed as CML based on his peripheral blood smear and bone marrow aspiration findings. These findings were confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) which showed the presence of breakpoint cluster region/ABL1 fusion gene. The patient was treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor along with surgical shunt for priapism which showed clinical improvement. There is a very limited understanding of disease management and survival outcomes in this group of patients; therefore, the aim of this case report is to understand the association of COVID-19 infection in patients of AYA group suffering from CML.


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