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COVID-19, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, cancer patients, ARDS
The emergence and spread of 2019 novel coronavirus has led to an unprecedented public health crisis around the globe and has threatened the life of millions of people. We report a severe case of COVID-19 in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and describe primarily the clinical presentation and the challenges encountered in the COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment and specimens sampling pitfalls. This case highlights the importance of a comprehensive diagnostic approach of pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts, including timely and safe bronchoscopy, because the broad differential diagnosis, more challenging with the current outbreak of COVID-19.