Reactive Lymphocytes in Blood Film of A COVID-19 Iraqi Patient: A Case Report
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2020, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 50-52
AbstractApproved diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) depends on the golden-standard ofmolecular detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). However,hematological parameters play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and progress of the disease. This casereport of a 51-year-old COVID-19 Iraqi male patient, showed the presence of reactive lymphocytesin his peripheral blood film. Although the presence of these cells was regarded as a hallmark incertain viral infections, this was a striking feature in comparison with coronavirus family infectionsother than caused by SARS-CoV-2. This hematological finding can play a role in COVID-19diagnosis as a feasible, rapid, and cheap tool, especially in low medical resources countries.
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