10.30am, SGT

21 July 2020

Online Webinar

Sysmex Malaysia Webinar Series

Haematology Testing in the Diagnosis & Management of COVID-19 and Dengue

Speaker : Dr.dr. Agus Susanto Kosasih, SpPK, MARS, Dharmais National Cancer Hospital

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of dengue continues to loom largely across Southeast Asia. Both viral diseases may show similar clinical symptoms including fever, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. It was also reported that COVID-19 may cause false positive NS1 results. The haematological profile may help to distinguish between the two, especially during the early stages while waiting for confirmatory test results. In COVID-19, haematology results reveal changes related to lymphocyte decrease, while in dengue changes are driven by plasma leakage and platelet decrease. Thus, this webinar will highlight several haematological parameters, comprising of routine and research parameters, which may aid in the differential diagnosis as well as efficient management of COVID-19 and dengue.

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