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[Association of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and visceral leishmaniasis].

Authors
  • Nafil, Hatim
  • Tazi, Illias
  • Mahmal, Lahoucine
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de biologie clinique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
69
Issue
6
Pages
729–731
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1684/abc.2011.0643
PMID: 22123576
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) can be regarded as a rare opportunistic infection in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We report the case of a 20-year-old woman treated for ALL. During maintenance treatment, the patient presents with pallor, prolonged fever and asthenia. The examination objective splenomegaly and blood counts showed pancytopenia. The bone marrow aspiration confirmed the diagnosis of VL. The patient was treated with antimoniate of meglumine with good evolution.

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