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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-42

The hemotological profile in COVID-19 infection: A mini-review

1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex/College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Olufunto Olufela Kalejaiye
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/atp.atp_5_21

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The report of clusters of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, began a tumultuous cascade of health, social, and economic disruptions globally. Consequently, this resulted in the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, described as one of the most lethal pandemics the world has had to face. Several aspects of infection and its implications on different organ systems have been reported in formal literature, with more studies generated daily. Although the infection is reported to be dominantly respiratory, it may result in multisystem dysfunction. In this review, we discuss the hematological abnormalities induced by COVID-19 infection. These findings could contribute to a better understanding of the disease pathophysiology and ultimately guide in prognostication, guide assessment, monitoring, and treatment approaches and help develop targeted adjuvant therapies.

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