Promyelocytic leukaemoid reaction: an atypical presentation of mycobacterial infection.

@article{Ahmed1991PromyelocyticLR,
  title={Promyelocytic leukaemoid reaction: an atypical presentation of mycobacterial infection.},
  author={Mohamed ElMakki Ahmed},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  year={1991},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={143-5}
}
A young woman presented with mild pyrexia and antepartal haemorrhage due to disseminated intravascular coagulation. She had pancytopenia in the peripheral blood and granulocytic maturation arrest at the promyelocyte stage in the bone marrow. Her urine and bone marrow grew Mycobacterium kansasii on culture. Antituberculous treatment eliminated the infection and restored the normality of bone marrow and peripheral blood.