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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 148--149

Concerns of a post-chemotherapy/radiotherapy patient of nasopharyngeal carcinoma presenting with sustained COVID-19 infection

Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saurabh Vig
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_156_20

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A 47-year-old patient was referred from otorhinolaryngologist with a chief complaint of hearing loss to the medical oncology department where he was diagnosed to have nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The patient was given six cycles of chemotherapy and 35# of radiotherapy. After a week of therapies, he developed a low-grade fever. He was suspected of COVID-19, but the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test came out to be negative. He developed urinary retention, and he was planned for suprapubic catheterization. Before the procedure, he was retested for COVID-19 which came out to be positive. This case report aims to describe the condition of a patient of NPC with COVID-19 infection and to discuss the outcome of disease in this circumstance.


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