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Induction Failure in Acute Leukemia or Parvovirus B19 Infection?

Tüfekçi, Özlem MD; Yilmaz Bengoa, Şebnem MD; Erdem, Melek MD; Ören, Hale MD

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: October 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 7 - p 565
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000866
Morphology Corner

Parvovirus B19 infection may be seen in acute leukemia patients and clinical findings and cytopenia caused by the viral infection may complicate the evaluation of the remission status. Herein we present a standard risk pediatric acute lymphobiastic leukemia patient who developed myalgia, bone pain, bone marrow aplasia and sinusoidal obstruction syndrome at the end of the induction treatment and was diagnosed as having parvovirus B19 infection.

Department of Pediatric Hematology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Özlem Tüfekçi, MD, Department of Pediatric Hematology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Balcova, Izmir 35340, Turkey (e-mail: ozlemtufekci@hotmail.com).

Received January 20, 2017

Accepted April 21, 2017

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