Because they can experience neutropenia due to bone marrow failure, patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) carry increased risk for serious infections compared with the general population; however, there has been a paucity of data on the incidence and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients with SDS. We compiled results from a survey distributed to participants in the SDS Registry in May-June 2021. In this report, we describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients with SDS who had COVID-19. Patients reported a short clinical course without significant complications or cytopenias. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines were well tolerated with minor side effects.
Keywords: Bone marrow failure; COVID-19; general hematology; infections in immunocompromised hosts; infectious disease; vaccines; viral infection.
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