Delayed diagnosis of acute leukemia in a patient with bone pain and fracture


OZTURKMEN S., Akyay A. , BICAKCI Z., KARAKOC Y., ARIKAN S. M. , CELEBI-TAYFUR A., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.52, ss.552-555, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.552-555

Özet

In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), non-hematological manifestations involving the musculoskeletal system can also be encountered. These manifestations may cause a delay in the diagnosis of leukemia. The presented case in this report is a six-year-old boy who developed bone pain and long bone fracture and was diagnosed as ALL after a considerable delay. This case is presented to draw attention to the fact that leukemia must be considered in pediatric patients who present with bone manifestations.