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In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), non-hematological manifestations involving the musculoskeletal system can also be encountered. These manifestations may cause a delay in the diagnosis of leukemia. The presented case in this report is a six-year-old boy who developed bone pain and long bone fracture and was diagnosed as ALL after a(More)
Herein we present a neutropenic 16-year-old female with acute myeloblastic leukemia that developed recurrentgeneralized seizures while receiving antimicrobial therapy (including oseltamivir) due to pneumonia, bacteremiaof Klebsiella pneumoniae, and H1N1 infection. The patient's seizures were controlled using assisted ventilation.Electroencephalography(More)
SUMMARY A 4-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was inserted a central venous catheter into right vena jugularis interna, whereas on BFM-ALL (Protocol 1) therapy. He developed progressive anemia, thrombocytopenia, schistocytes with triangular or crescent shapes, microspherocytes and teardrop cells in the peripheric blood smear, elevated(More)
A 9-year-old girl with intractable anemia, rare mucocutaneous bleeding, and pallor was presented. Hemoglobin was 49 g/L; reticulocyte 0.79%, mean corpuscular volume 81 fL, platelet 37×10⁹/L; white blood cell count 3.2×10⁹/L with dysmorphic cells in peripheric blood. Further evaluation revealed 10% cellularity with grade IV reticulin fibrosis, immature,(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) and myelofibrosis are rare entities in childhood. Myelofibrosis secondary to PHP is also extremely rare. We report a 15-year-old boy presented with generalized weakness, vomiting, and pallor. A parathyroid adenoma was detected on the left distal parathyroid gland. PHP was diagnosed together with hepatosplenomegaly and(More)
Direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is a test that shows antibodies bound to the surface antigens of erythrocytes. In this article, our aim was to investigate whether a correlation exists between a DAT positive test and serum immunoglobulin (Ig) levels. In our clinic, all DAT positive patients were retrospectively studied. Patients who had not received a blood(More)
Muscle side effects have not been frequently assessed in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. Our objective was to determine the early and late muscle side effects during childhood ALL treatment. To this end, we examined the early muscle side effects in 15 newly diagnosed "therapy patients" (group I), and the late side effects in 18 ALL(More)
Hematogones (HGs) are benign immature B cells in bone marrow with a variety of benign and malignant conditions, including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, leukemia, lymphoma, red blood cell aplasia, iron deficiency anemia, amegakaryocytosis, regenerative bone marrow following viral injury, chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation, copper deficiency,(More)