SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.145 issue6Liver transplant as treatment for cardiac failure secondary to hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Report of one caseStridor and dyspnea caused by a conversion disorder. A case report author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Revista médica de Chile

Print version ISSN 0034-9887

Abstract

CATALA, Muriel; OCQUETEAU T., Mauricio  and  SARMIENTO M., Mauricio. Leucemia linfoblástica aguda con grave alteración hepática como manifestación inicial. Presentación de dos casos y revisión de la literatura. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2017, vol.145, n.6, pp.804-807. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872017000600804.

Hematological diseases may cause acute hepatic failure and are seldom sought. We report two cases illustrating this situation. A 16-year-old male presented with an acute liver failure: a bone marrow biopsy showed complete infiltration with lymphoid type blasts. A flow cytometry confirmed the presence of an acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The patient died days later. A 20-year-old female presented with acute liver failure: due to a pancytopenia, a bone marrow biopsy was performed, which confirmed the presence of an acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Chemotherapy was started immediately. The patient had a favorable evolution.

Keywords : Acute Hepatic Failure; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Flow Cytometry.

        · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )