Oncology Journal of India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43--45

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with normal platelet count


Reema Bhushan, Kiran Agarwal, Jyoti Garg 
 Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Reema Bhushan
151, Harsukh Apartment, Plot No. 4, Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110 075
India

B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) often presents as pancytopenia/bicytopenia with thrombocytopenia being very common. A 15-year-old child with high-grade fever showed bicytopenia on peripheral smear with 10% blasts. Bone marrow examination showed 65% lymphoblasts which were negative for myeloperoxidase. The blasts suppressed the erythroid population but not the megakaryocytic population. On flow cytometry, a diagnosis of common – ALL antigen-positive B – precursor ALL was given. To conclude, ALL cannot be excluded in patients who present with a normal platelet count. A bone marrow aspirate is crucial in patients with bi/pancytopenia.


How to cite this article:
Bhushan R, Agarwal K, Garg J. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with normal platelet count.Oncol J India 2017;1:43-45


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Bhushan R, Agarwal K, Garg J. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with normal platelet count. Oncol J India [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Mar 9 ];1:43-45
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