COVID-19 in a Leukemic Child


  • Muhd Alwi Muhd Helmi Department of Peadiatric, Kulliyyah of Medicine, Internatioanl Islamic University Malaysia
  • Fahisham Taib Department of Pediatrics, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Nik Khairulddin Nik Yusof Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, (Paediatric Department), Kota Bharu, (Kelantan), Malaysia
  • Ariffin Nasir Department of Pediatrics, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Norsarwany Mohamad Department of Pediatrics, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia



COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Immunocompromised


The newly emerged SARS-CoV-2 Betacoronavirus strain has infected more than one million people worldwide. The COVID-19 infection in children was reported to be less severe compared to adults. At this point, there were limited data available to describe the effect of COVID-19 infection in immunocompromised children. We reported a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in an immunocompromised child with a delayed virus clearance. The report signifies the variability in the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection in immunocompromised children together with a prolonged period of viral clearance.  


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How to Cite

Muhd Helmi, M. A., Taib, F., Nik Yusof, N. K., Nasir, A. ., & Mohamad, N. (2021). COVID-19 in a Leukemic Child. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 27(1), 8-11.



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