The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 5
Delayed Diagnosis of Acute Leukemia in a Patient with Bone Pain and Fracture
Units of Pediatric Hematology and 2Orthopedics, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Öztürkmen S, Akyay A, Bıçakçı Z, Karakoç Y, Arıkan ŞM, Çelebi-Tayfur A, Ağladıoğlu S, Olcay L. Delayed diagnosis of acute leukemia in a patient with bone pain and fracture. Turk J Pediatr 2010;52: 552-555.

In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), non-hematological manifestations involving the musculoskeletal system can also be encountered. These manifestations may cause a delay in the diagnosis of leukemia. The presented case in this report is a six-year-old boy who developed bone pain and long bone fracture and was diagnosed as ALL after a considerable delay. This case is presented to draw attention to the fact that leukemia must be considered in pediatric patients who present with bone manifestations. Keywords : children, leukemia, hone involvement

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