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Children with cancer during COVID-19 pandemic. Early experience in Mexico.
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  • Javier López-Aguilar,
  • Rocío Cárdenas-Navarrete,
  • Alfredo Simental Toba,
  • Gissel Soto-Pérez,
  • Daniel Pacheco-Rosas,
  • Patricia Thomé-Ortiz,
  • Jorge Martín-Trejo,
  • Guillermo Vázquez-Rosales,
  • Guadalupe Miranda-Novales
Javier López-Aguilar
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Rocío Cárdenas-Navarrete
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Alfredo Simental Toba
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Gissel Soto-Pérez
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Daniel Pacheco-Rosas
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Patricia Thomé-Ortiz
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Jorge Martín-Trejo
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Guillermo Vázquez-Rosales
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Guadalupe Miranda-Novales
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Abstract

Reports of children with cancer and COVID-19 from U.S.A and Europe had informed most patients presented with mild disease. Experience from upper and lower middle-income countries is needed to corroborate these findings. This report describes the experience with cancer patients in a tertiary care level hospital, in Mexico City. Of 24 symptomatic patients, 14 had a positive RT-PCR test. Eight required low-flow supplemental oxygen. None required critical care. One patient died due to pulmonary hemorrhage. Even though the infection seems to have an uncomplicated clinical course, it is necessary to ensure that all seeking medical attention do so safely.