Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 355--7

Congenital leukaemia in Down Syndrome--a case report.


Moatoshi Aier, Thangura Zadeng, Debdatta Basu, Niranjan Biswal, P Nalini 
 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

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Moatoshi Aier
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

A 17 days old male infant, who had features of Down Syndrome, presented with fever, refusal to feed and seizures. He had papular, crusted skin lesions, moderate hepatosplenomegaly and a rapid downhill course. Peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirate showed features of acute leukaemia. Congenital Leukaemia is a rare malignancy associated with a very poor prognosis. Paradoxically, many cases of Congenital Leukaemia, especially in infants with Down Syndrome, show spontaneous remission.


How to cite this article:
Aier M, Zadeng T, Basu D, Biswal N, Nalini P. Congenital leukaemia in Down Syndrome--a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2002;45:355-7


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Aier M, Zadeng T, Basu D, Biswal N, Nalini P. Congenital leukaemia in Down Syndrome--a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];45:355-7
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