Children suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) treated with asparaginase and corticosteroids are at risk of developing severe lipid abnormalities. The authors report the case of a 10-year-old male with extremely high plasma triglyceride concentrations (4,000 mg/dl) during the induction phase of ALL associated with mild pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridemia was successfully managed with plasmapheresis with a decrease in triglyceride levels to 590 mg/dl. Apheresis appears to be safe and effective in reducing hypertriglyceridemia and preventing related complications.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2008|
- leucemia linfatica