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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52  

Hypereosinophilia: A rare presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

G Narayanan, LV Soman, R Kumar 
 Department of Medical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Dr. G Narayanan
Department of Medical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) presenting as peripheral blood hypereosinophilia is very rare and the incidence is <1%. The characteristic feature of patients with ALL and hypereosinophilia is the absence of blasts in peripheral blood, and this might lead to misdiagnosis of ALL. It is important for clinicians and pathologists to be aware of this uncommon initial presentation of ALL to avoid delay in diagnosis. We report a 37-year-old man who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms and was found to have hypereosinophilia in peripheral blood. His bone marrow and lymph node biopsies were diagnostic of ALL.


How to cite this article:
Narayanan G, Soman L V, Kumar R. Hypereosinophilia: A rare presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.J Postgrad Med 2018;64:50-52


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Narayanan G, Soman L V, Kumar R. Hypereosinophilia: A rare presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];64:50-52
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