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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

A rare presentation of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia with hypereosinophilia lacking peripheral blood smear leukemic cells


Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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Dr. Ahmed I Yakoub
Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_108_20

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Presentation of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with hypereosinophilia is rare and may be confusing, especially in the absence of blasts on examination of the peripheral blood film. It is usually associated with cytogenetic abnormalities. Hypereosinophilic childhood ALL has a poor prognosis requiring prompt clinical intervention. A case of 10-year-old boy presented to our hospital with a high fever not responding to treatment and hypereosinophilia in the peripheral blood, diagnosed later as childhood ALL.


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