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Abstract

Severe hyperleukocytosis caused by acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is associated with an increased risk of early death due to the intracranial haemorrhage. We report on a boy who presented with ALL with an extremely high leukocyte count, who developed neurological deterioration due to multiple intracerebral haemorrhages. Adequate measures for managing this medical emergency include appropriate supportive measures and initiation of therapy to prevent symptoms of leukostasis. Aggressive measures as a decompressive craniectomy should be considered to improve the poor outcome observed in this subset of patients
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)87-90
Numero di pagine4
RivistaInternational Journal of Hematology
Volume90
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • hyperleukocytosis
  • intracranial hemorrhage

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