Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Alessia Caruso, Bruno Cacopardo, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Edoardo Campanella, Andrea Marino, Salvatore Urso, Monica Insalaco, Carmela Emmanuele, Giuseppina Uccello, Federica Cosentino, Vittoria Moscatt, Manuela Ceccarelli,


The role of the SARS-COV 2 pandemic on the delay of diagnosis in a case of multiple myeloma associated with AL amyloidosis in HIV-HBV positive patient on antiretroviral treatment.

Edoardo Campanella, Andrea Marino, Salvatore Urso, Monica Insalaco, Carmela Emmanuele, Giuseppina Uccello, Federica Cosentino, Vittoria Moscatt, Manuela Ceccarelli, Alessia Caruso, Bruno Cacopardo, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3564-3569

COVID-19 has devastated healthcare systems all over the world and is still raging in Italy.
In many countries, patients with chronic illnesses are suffering from delay in diagnostic and treatment management.
We report a challenging case of a HIV patient who experienced delay in diagnosis of multiple myeloma due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Global cooperation to ensure equity and responsiveness to local contexts is essential on the difficult path ahead to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, as treatment for one potentially curable disease should not be performed at the expense of another.