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The incidence of acute leukemia in pregnancy is low and the management of acute leukemia during pregnancy is difficult. We have observed a total of 10 pregnancies in 8 patients. Six of the patients had acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and two of them had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Three of the pregnancies were diagnosed when the leukemia was in(More)
Because of the teratogenicity data in rats, it is recommended that women treated with imatinib should be aware of the potential teratogenicity of imatinib and effective contraception should be used during imatinib therapy to prevent pregnancy. We describe successful pregnancy and delivery, without any congenital anomaly, in a patient with CML under(More)
Although infrequently seen, the management of cancer during pregnancy can be difficult for patients, their families and physicians. The concomitant occurrence of pregnancy and chronic myelogenous leukemia is uncommon. We describe the successful management of a 26-year-old woman in the first trimester of her pregnancy with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)(More)
Technetium-99m 2-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) is a lipophilic agent that has been proposed as a useful tracer for the detection of disease sites in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We performed a prospective study to determine the potential of 99mTc-MIBI imaging for the evaluation of the extent of primary disease in patients with advanced(More)
Disseminated infections caused by members of the Fusarium fujikuroi species complex (FFSC) occur regularly in immunocompromised patients. Here, we present the first human case caused by FFSC-member Fusarium andiyazi. Fever, respiratory symptoms and abnormal computerised tomography findings developed in a 65-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukaemia who(More)
We describe the successful management of a 30-year-old woman in the second trimester of her pregnancy with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in stage IV by using only leukapheresis. We applied three sessions (courses) of leukapheresis throughout the pregnancy. The procedure did not have any significant adverse effect on the patient and the fetus. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although various hematologic abnormalities are seen in tuberculosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare event. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 29 year-old male who was presented with immune thrombocytopenia-induced hemoptysis, macroscopic hematuria and generalized petechiae. The patient was found to have clinical, microbiological(More)
Between April 2000 and May 2005, 350 bacteraemic episodes occurred among patients treated in our haematology unit. Two hundred and twenty-eight of these episodes were caused by Gram-positive pathogens, most commonly coagulase-negative staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus. One hundred and twenty-two episodes were due to Gram-negative pathogens, with a(More)