CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2008; 29(04): 41-43
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.51408
Case Report

Congenital leukemia - A diagnostic dilemma

KP Prakash
Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Karnataka 575001, India
Department of Paediatric Haematology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Karnataka 575001, India
ST Bhat
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Karnataka 575001, India
AR Rau
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Karnataka 575001, India
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A 6 day old newborn presented with fever, lethargy, poor suck and mild hepatosplenomegaly, features suggestive of sepsis. Septic work up was negative. Peripheral smear revealed hyperleukocytosis, thrombocytopenia and presence of atypical cells. Bone marrow examination revealed increased myeloblasts. Other causes of leukemoid reaction were ruled out and a final diagnosis of congenital leukaemia was made.


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