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Beatriz Villanueva Iribarren

Servicio de Análisis Clínicos. Laboratorio unificado de Navarra (LUNA). Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

AN UNUSUAL DEBUT OF ACUTE LEUKEMIA

Written by Eva Barbón Alonso | Beatriz Villanueva Iribarren | María Ordóñez Marina

DEBUT INUSUAL DE LEUCEMIA AGUDA
Figure 1. May-Grünwald-Giemsa staining picture taken with Cellavision® of peripheral blood frame of the patient, showing blasts with a high nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio and some nucleoli.

It is presented the case of an 89-year-old woman with sudden and non-transient onset of strength loss, disorientation and speech difficulties. The patient was presented to the nearest referral hospital, where initial examination showed dysphagia, facial asymmetry and severe headache, besides worsening of previous motor deficits.