Title: A child with bilateral proptosis: a sign of acute myeloid leukemia?
Authors: Swinnen, S ×
van Heerden, J
Uyttebroeck, Anne
Boeckx, Nancy
Op de beeck, Katya
Casteels, Ingele #
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Series Title: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology vol:34 issue:1 pages:35-37
Abstract: A 5-year-old girl from Rwanda was referred to our pediatric oncology department with severe bilateral proptosis and a bloody, necrotic chemosis of the conjunctiva and infraorbital tissues. Furthermore, she presented with a left facial paresis, hemorrhagic gingiva, epistaxis, and bloody tears. There was a 3-month history of pancytopenia. Investigations that included a complete blood count, peripheral blood smear, and bone marrow aspirate, were conclusive for the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.
ISSN: 1077-4114
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Research Group Ophthalmology
Department of Oncology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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