During the treatment of an 11-year-old girl from coronavirus, doctors from the National Medical Research Center of Children's Health suspected she had an oncological disease, which was then confirmed by specialists from the Blokhin Research Institute of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. This was reported by the press service of the Blokhin Center.
It is clarified that the patient, a resident of Yekaterinburg, fell ill with coronavirus following her older sister. The girl's illness was difficult, she was hospitalized in the "red zone" of the National Research Center for Children's Health.
“The doctors drew attention to the low platelet count in the child's blood. Was this an atypical manifestation of a new, unexplored viral disease or a complication after it? The clinical manifestations of the "crown" could also mask a formidable oncological disease. Doctors of the National Medical Research Center of Children's Health turned to the oncologists of the Blokhin Research Institute of Pediatric Diagnostics and Health of the National Medical Research Center of Oncology, who were the first to confirm the fears of their colleagues (before that, analyzes were sent to other specialized clinics). The girl has acute myeloid leukemia, a dangerous malignant blood disease. Immediately after a course of antiviral treatment and the necessary quarantine measures, she was hospitalized at the Blokhin Center. At the moment, the girl is undergoing anticancer treatment at the oncology center on Kashirka,”the press service said.
According to the doctors, the oncological disease detected on time has a favorable prognosis, the Center added.