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Transverse myelopathy is one of the rare complications following administration of intrathecal chemotherapy. We report two cases of transverse myelopathy following administration of intrathecal methotrexate and cytarabine arabinoside. One patient was a 17-year-old Malay man who had lymphoblastic lymphoma in the leukaemic phase, while the other patient was a(More)
Activation of immunoregulatory T lymphocyte subsets has been observed in dengue viral infection, being more evident in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) than in classical dengue fever (DF). There are, however, as yet no well-defined host markers to determine which patients with dengue viral infection will develop severe complications during the acute febrile(More)
Discovery of imatinib mesylate (IM) as the targeted BCR-ABL protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) has resulted in its use as the frontline therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) across the world. Although high response rates are observed in CML patients who receive IM treatment, a significant number of patients develop resistance to IM. Resistance to(More)
Primary nasal lymphomas are rare. One of the most common cellular subtypes in the Asian population is natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) with a high association of EBV. We report a case of a 42-year-old female, who presented with a worsening sore throat, odynophagia, dysphagia to solid food due to oropharyngeal ulcers and bilateral nasal blockage(More)
Primary oesophageal lymphoma is a very rare entity, with fewer than 30 reported cases worldwide. It represents an important cause of dysphagia. Most of the oesophageal lymphomas are diffuse large B-cell type, with only one reported case of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) of T-cell phenotype. Primary oesophageal lymphomas that are not associated with(More)
Breast recurrence of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) after stem cell transplant is uncommon, with less than 20 reported cases in the literature. In the majority of cases, the lesions developed without simultaneous involvement of other sites or graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). We describe the first case of simultaneous bilateral breast and ovarian(More)
A 37-year-old Malay man presented initially with the clinical picture of essential thrombocythaemia (ET) without the extreme leukocytosis, marked splenomegaly and low neutrophil alkaline phosphatase characteristic of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML). Bone marrow examination showed massive megakaryocytic hyperplasia; cytogenetic studies showed the(More)