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Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient Presenting T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia: Specific Leukemic Lung Involvement?
Oct 13, 2016
A 36-year-old male patient was admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) for acute respiratory failure. He was diagnosed five months before referral with T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, with massive splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, characterized by bloodstream and bone marrow involvement by mature T-cells harboring CD3+/dim, CD8+, CD4-, CD5+ and CD7+ phenotype. He was initially treated with the purine analog pentostatin. He relapsed after two courses, four weeks before respiratory symptoms onset. On admission in ICU, respiratory rate was 36 cycles mn-1, body temperature was 38.1°C, arterial pressure was 116/79 mmHg, heart rate was 128 mn-1...
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Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient Presenting T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia: Specific Leukemic Lung Involvement? | Open Access Journals
A 36-year old patient with relapsing T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia was admitted in intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure and pulmonary infiltrates. A flexibl..