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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-19

Emergency therapeutic leukapheresis in a case of acute myeloid leukemia M5


Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudha Ranganathan
Blood Bank, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hill, Hyderabad - 500 033
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.39506

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Cell separators in India are routinely used for plateletpheresis, peripheral blood stem cell collections and therapeutic plasma exchange. Therapeutic leukapheresis, particularly as an emergency procedure, has been uncommonly performed and reported. Here, a case of a 53-year-old male, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia subtype M5 (AML M5) with hyperleukocytosis, who underwent emergency leukaphereis, is reported. After two procedures, there was a decrease of WBC count by 85%, which enabled cytotoxic therapy to be initiated.


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