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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 145--147

Aplastic anemia: Non-COVID casualties in the COVID-19 era


Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Super Speciality Pediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Nita Radhakrishnan
Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Super Speciality Pediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_152_20

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With the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, health care for many non-COVID illnesses has inadvertently slid back. For most patients with life-threatening illnesses, the directive from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to continue the treatment for essential health services has come as a relief. However, for certain life-threatening illnesses such as aplastic anemia, the situation has been grim. We discuss the poor outcome of 2 children followed up at our center for aplastic anemia and analyze the reasons for the same.






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