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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 496-498

A Rare Case Report on T- Cell Lymphoid Blast Crisis of CML with an Unusual Presentation

Anshulekha Patel1, Tapaswini Bhuyan2, Sukumar Chakravarty3

12nd Year PG Student, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor,
Department of Pathology, Hi Tech Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Corresponding Author: Anshulekha Patel


T-cell lymphoid blast crisis is a very rare presentation in chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML). Considering its rare entity, herein we report a case of T-cell lymphoid blast crisis of CMLin a 27 year old female who presented with anaemia, leucocytosis and thrombocytosis. The patient has no previous history of CML and the onset of CML blast crisis was sudden. The unusual presentation is that the patient had a refractory thrombocytosis for which splenectomy was done 8 months back and at that time no other hematologic abnormalities were detected. The patient succumbed to death within few months of diagnosis.

Key words: CML, T-cell, lymphoid blast crisis

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