Susek KH, Gran C, Ljunggren HG, Alici E, Nahi H
Eur J Haematol. 105 (6) 751-754 [2020-11-17; online 2020-08-03]
COVID‐19 has emerged as a global pandemic. Cancer patients have been reported to be at higher risk for adverse outcome of COVID‐19. Studies are ongoing to decipher the risk factors and risk groups among cancer patients as well as strategies to refine treatment approaches. Here, we report eight patients with multiple myeloma that underwent immunomodulatory therapies with daratumumab or lenalidomide‐based combination treatments and one patient with smoldering multiple myeloma, all of which presented with symptomatic COVID‐19. We report that patients that succumbed to COVID‐19 presented with either progressive tumor disease under daratumumab treatment or were in remission under lenalidomide‐dexamethasone treatment.
NA: Provided in the article: Characteristics, treatments, COVID-19-related outcomes, additional laboratory and clinical data for 9 patients