Extensive pulmonary infiltration by leukemic blasts successfully treated with hydroxyurea—A case report

Extensive pulmonary infiltration by leukemic blasts successfully treated with hydroxyurea—A... Haematologia , Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 87– 91 (2002) Ó VSP 2002. Also available online - www.vsppub.com Case report Extensive pulmonary inŽ ltration by leukemic blasts successfully treated with hydroxyurea — A case report PO-HSUN HUANG, JIE-YU YOU and HUI-CHI HSU ¤ Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract —The initial presentation of acute leukemia as diffuse pulmonary inŽ ltrates, especially with respiratory distress, is relatively infrequent and poses a therapeutic dilemma. Here we report a case of acute myeloid leukemia with diffuse pulmonary inŽ ltration and respiratory distress symptom as the initial presentation that responded to hydroxyurea dramatically. This case demonstrates that hydroxyurea can be used effectively to decrease blast cell count and resolve leukemic inŽ ltration of both lungs in patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. Key words : Acute myeloblastic leukemia; hydroxyurea; pulmonary inŽ ltration; respiratory distress syndrome. Diffuse leukemic inŽ ltration of both lungs with respiratory distress as the initial pre- sentation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is very rare. The differential diagnosis of bilateral pulmonary inŽ ltrates in patients with AML includes pulmonary infec- tion, pulmonary hemorrhage, leukemic cell inŽ ltration, hyperleukocytic reaction, congestive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Haematologia Brill

Extensive pulmonary infiltration by leukemic blasts successfully treated with hydroxyurea—A case report

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VSP
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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0017-6559
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1568-5594
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10.1163/156855902760262826
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Haematologia , Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 87– 91 (2002) Ó VSP 2002. Also available online - www.vsppub.com Case report Extensive pulmonary inŽ ltration by leukemic blasts successfully treated with hydroxyurea — A case report PO-HSUN HUANG, JIE-YU YOU and HUI-CHI HSU ¤ Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract —The initial presentation of acute leukemia as diffuse pulmonary inŽ ltrates, especially with respiratory distress, is relatively infrequent and poses a therapeutic dilemma. Here we report a case of acute myeloid leukemia with diffuse pulmonary inŽ ltration and respiratory distress symptom as the initial presentation that responded to hydroxyurea dramatically. This case demonstrates that hydroxyurea can be used effectively to decrease blast cell count and resolve leukemic inŽ ltration of both lungs in patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. Key words : Acute myeloblastic leukemia; hydroxyurea; pulmonary inŽ ltration; respiratory distress syndrome. Diffuse leukemic inŽ ltration of both lungs with respiratory distress as the initial pre- sentation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is very rare. The differential diagnosis of bilateral pulmonary inŽ ltrates in patients with AML includes pulmonary infec- tion, pulmonary hemorrhage, leukemic cell inŽ ltration, hyperleukocytic reaction, congestive

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HaematologiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

Keywords: hydroxyurea; acute myeloblastic leukemia; pulmonary infiltration; respiratory distress syndrome

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