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Hemiballismus in patient with blastic phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Authors
  • Nowacki, P
  • Zdziarska, B
  • Zyluk, B
  • Jankowska-Kurek, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuropatologia polska
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
31
Issue
3-4
Pages
143–148
Identifiers
PMID: 7792011
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors report the clinical course and neuropathological findings in the case of hemiballismus due to leukemic infiltration of the subthalamic nucleus. The symptoms were observed in a 19-year-old patient with blastic phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia, two weeks before death, when what is called the "critical point" developed (white cell count beyond 100 G/l and thrombocytopenia less than 50 G/l). The investigation are considered to confirm the role of the "critical point" in the development of central nervous system leukemic complications.

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