Hemiballismus in patient with blastic phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia.
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Jan 01, 1993
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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