Acute Myeloid Leukemia Complicated by Hyperleukocytosis and Leukostasis in the Emergency Department
Brandon Regional Hospital
acute myeloid leukemia, hyperleukocytosis, leukostasis, hematologic malignancies, blast crisis
Emergency Medicine | Hematology | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Neoplasms | Oncology
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematologic malignancies can be complicated by hyperleukocytosis, which leads to an increased risk for other severe complications such as tumor lysis syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and leukostasis. In this report, we present a case of a 65-year-old female with newly diagnosed AML complicated by leukostasis. We briefly review the clinical significance as well as initial diagnostic and therapeutic considerations pertaining to hyperleukocytosis and its associated complications.
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Ngo R T, Webb Mcadams AL, Furiato A. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Complicated by Hyperleukocytosis and Leukostasis in the Emergency Department. Cureus. 2021;13(6):e15392. https://doi/org/10.7759/cureus.15392