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Journal of Case Reports
Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia Presenting as Polyarthritis in Elderly
Robin George Manappallil1, Durga Prasan2, Neena Mampilly3, Ashish Pappinisseri Krishnan1
Departments of 1Internal Medicine, 2Medical Oncology, 3Pathology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Robin George Manappallil
Email: drrobingeorgempl@gmail.com
Received: 12-MAR-2019 Accepted: 17-MAY-2019 Published Online: 10-JUN-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0031
Background: Leukemic arthritis is commonly seen in children; and can mimic rheumatoid arthritis. The condition is usually pauciarticular involving large joints, but may also present as polyarthritis. Case Report: The patient being reported is an elderly male who presented with polyarthritis and fatigue, and was found to have acute myelomonocytic leukemia. Conclusion: Though arthritis is a common complication of leukemia in children, it may also occur in adults. The presentation is usually before the onset or during the course of disease. However, arthritis as an initial manifestation of leukemia is a rare scenario.
Keywords : Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Arthritis, Bone Marrow, Joint Diseases.
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