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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Status epilepticus as initial presentation of acute promyelocytic leukemia


Department of Critical Care, NMC Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Garg
NMC Hospital, Dubai
UAE
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_10_17

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Coagulopathy is a complex finding in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), and it may occur due to interplay of the various factors. Neurological manifestations are rare as the initial presentation in APL. This case illustrates status epilepticus as the initial presentation in this disease. Atypical cells on peripheral smear led to the diagnosis of leukemia. This report demonstrates that the patient of APL can present as status epilepticus.


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