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A Fresh Breath of Oxygen: Red Blood Cell Exchange Transfusion in Sickle Cell and COVID-19
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  • Viva Nguyen,
  • Paul Alcius,
  • Shachar Peles,
  • Katherine Hodgin
Viva Nguyen
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Paul Alcius
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Shachar Peles
Florida Cancer Research & Research Institute
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Katherine Hodgin
JFK Medical Center
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Abstract

We present the first documented case of a 69 year-old female with history of sickle cell anemia with hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin that presented due to joint pains and COVID-19 infection. The red blood cell exchange transfusion may play an important factor in preventing intubations and longer hospital stays.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

15 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
16 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
16 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor