An adult case of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting as hepatic dysfunction

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Abstract

Acute hepatic dysfunction is a rare and often fatal presentation of haematological malignancies. We describe an adult case of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting as an acute hepatitis. Due to the elevation in the patient's transaminases and bilirubin, standard acute lymphoblastic leukaemia induction therapy could not be used. Instead the combination of prednisone and asaparaginase were used to successfully induce remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Asaparaginase
  • Hepatic dysfunction
  • Hepatitis
  • Leukaemia
  • Prednisone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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