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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 27. No. 2, 2022

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2022;27:132-135

Case Report

Leukostasis in Leukaemia: A Child with Sky-high White Cell Count

DCY Au, NC Fong, SC Ling


Acute leukaemia is the most common malignancy in childhood, and could be associated with life-threatening complications at presentation such as tumour-lysis syndrome. Hyperleukocytosis with leukostasis is less commonly recognised. Clinical presentation could be confusingly overlapping with tumour-lysis. High vigilance and early initiation of medical cytoreduction therapy remain as the key to minimising early mortality and morbidity.

Keyword : Acute leukaemia; Hyperleukocytosis; Leukostasis; Paediatric intensive care


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