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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting with gross hematuria

By Naifain Al Kalbani, Sheila Weitzman, Mohamed Abdelhaleem, Manuel Carcao and Oussama Abla

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A case of a six-year-old boy presenting with gross hematuria is reported. Investigations revealed the etiology of the hematuria to be thrombocytopenia in the setting of newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The diagnosis of leukemia was confirmed by bone marrow examination. The patient’s hematuria completely resolved with platelet transfusions. Although thrombocytopenia is a very common presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, gross hematuria is exceedingly rare. Thus, thrombocytopenia potentially caused by acute leukemia should be considered in a child presenting with gross hematuria

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2528785
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