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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 14. No. 2, 2009

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2009;14:126-128

Case Report

A Rare Presentation of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in a Teenage Girl: Heart Failure

HM Cheung, GCF Mok, v Lee, MMK Shing, CK Li


Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia commonly presents as fever, pallor and lethargy. Lymph nodes, liver and spleen are the common organs involved. This case report describes a rare presentation of B-lineage lymphoblastic leukaemia infiltrating myocardium leading to heart failure. Leukaemia patients with unexplained heart failure should be investigated for cardiac involvement despite absence of peripheral leukaemia blast.

Keyword : Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; Heart failure

Abstract in Chinese


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