Neutropenic Enterocolitis in a Child With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Sinan Akbayram 1 * , Serhat Avcu 1, Baran Serdar Kızılyıldız 1, Gökmen Taşkın 1, Şahabettin Sarı 1, Ahmet Faik Öner 1
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1 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine,Van, Turkey
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Abstract

Neutropenic enterocolitis is a potentially life-threatening complication of malignancies and also the other neutropenic conditions. It characterized by typically clinical course of fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pain that may be localized to the right lower quadrant with radiological evidence of ileocecal inflamation. We present a case of an 9-year-old girl with neutropenic enterocolitis who managed successfully by medical treatment and show radiological findings consistent with enterocolitis.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82703

EUR J GEN MED, 2011 - Volume 8 Issue 1, pp. 78-81

Publication date: 11 Jan 2011

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