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Revista médica de Chile

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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.

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.

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