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Hyperlipidemia in infant case of acute monoblastic leukemia [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2016; 21(2): 105-106 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2016.84829  

Hyperlipidemia in infant case of acute monoblastic leukemia

Ýbrahim Ece1, Murat Dogan1, Sinan Akbayram2, Nesrin Ceylan1, Nihat Demir1, Kaan Demirören1
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Severe hyperlipidemia is a rare presentation usually associated with acute myeloid leukemia. 2-month-old girl complaining of discomfort. Her skin and conjunctivae were pale, abdominal distention and 5 cm hepatosplenomegaly were determined. Blood count revealed anemia (10 g/dL) and thrombocytopenia (41x109/L). Total leukocyte count was 24x109/L, and on blood smear, 58% blast and 42% lymphocytes were seen. Bone marrow aspirate revealed diffuse infiltration with blast cells consistent with acute monoblastic leukemia. Her plasma had a milky appearance. In the laboratory examination, triglyceride level was 1428 mg/dl, cholesterol level was 1291 mg/dl. This case report illustrate that the hematological malignancies may present with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

Keywords: Child, leukemia, hyperlipidemia


Ýbrahim Ece, Murat Dogan, Sinan Akbayram, Nesrin Ceylan, Nihat Demir, Kaan Demirören. Hyperlipidemia in infant case of acute monoblastic leukemia. Eastern J Med. 2016; 21(2): 105-106


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