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Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in pregnancy poses serious danger to both the mother and fetus. Cytotoxic chemotherapy may cause teratogenicity to the fetus. APL is unique because it is usually associated with a coagulopathy that markedly increases the risk for the mother and fetus. A 21 year old lady with APL in her third trimester of pregnancy was… (More)
A case of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia with classical findings of IgM paraproteinaemia and a typical lymphoplasmacytic marrow infiltrate is reported and the treatment of this patient outlined.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to describe the presentation and clinical management of a patient with anorexia nervosa complicated by superior mesenteric artery syndrome and pancreatitis, and discuss the association between these conditions. METHOD We present a case report and briefly review the relevant literature. RESULTS A 17-year-old girl with… (More)
We diagnosed T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) with multiple cytogenetic abnormalities in a 17-year-old girl a year after she had received a diagnosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML). After the diagnosis of APML in June 2001, the patient was treated with idarubicin and all-trans-retinoic acid. In September 1999, her younger sister also… (More)
Greater emphasis needs to be placed on medical student palliative care education within the Australian arena. The development of a comprehensive, relevant and practical educational curriculum in this area during medical school is imperative in order to adequately equip the future junior medical workforce. Further development of a national palliative care… (More)
Malaysia conducted the first BMT in the country in 1987. Since then, there have been 1155 transplantations performed in a total of eight transplant centres. A majority of the transplantations were allogeneic, including myeloablative and nonmyeloablative. A vast majority of donors are HLA identical siblings. The mean age of transplanted patients was 26… (More)
Non-HLA gene polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and outcome of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT). This study aims to investigate the role of IL6, TNFα, IL10, IL2 and IL12 gene polymorphisms in the outcome of AHSCT in a South East Asian population. A total of 67 patients… (More)
Acquired arteriovenous fistula is an unusual complication of lumbar disc surgery. Diagnosis is often late because of the lack of awareness of this complication and also because it may simulate other vascular diseases. A case diagnosed initially as deep vein thrombosis of the leg is described.
A young patient presenting with splenomegaly and hypersplenism was inadvertently found to have selective IgA deficiency. There were no symptoms of immunodeficiency and the patient responded well to splenectomy, with return of blood counts to normal without adverse effects. No other cause for the hypersplenism was found. We postulate selective IgA deficiency… (More)