Current Medicine Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--127

SARS-CoV-2 infection evolving into aplastic anaemia: An unusual presentation of COVID-19 in the paediatric age group


Akanksha Bhatia, Vijay Kumar, Ankita Yadav 
 Department of Pathology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vijay Kumar
Department of Pathology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
India

Aplastic anaemia can develop due to various viral infections. However, SARS-CoV-2 infection evolving into aplastic anaemia is rarely seen. Here, we present a case of a 6-year-old boy who presented with epistaxis and rashes all over the body after recovery from COVID-19. Peripheral blood smear examination revealed pancytopenia with neutropenia and also reticulocytopenia. Bone marrow biopsy showed a hypoplastic marrow (cellularity of 10%), leading to a diagnosis of aplastic anaemia.


How to cite this article:
Bhatia A, Kumar V, Yadav A. SARS-CoV-2 infection evolving into aplastic anaemia: An unusual presentation of COVID-19 in the paediatric age group.Curr Med Res Pract 2022;12:125-127


How to cite this URL:
Bhatia A, Kumar V, Yadav A. SARS-CoV-2 infection evolving into aplastic anaemia: An unusual presentation of COVID-19 in the paediatric age group. Curr Med Res Pract [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 27 ];12:125-127
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