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Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-529X
ISSN (Online): 2212-4063

Case Report

Is Priapism a Common Presentation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in an Adolescent Patient?

Author(s): Abhishek H.L. Purohit*, Sujata Sarangi, Deepak Kumar, Gopal K Bohra, Souvik Saha and Himanshu Pandey

Volume 21, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 31 March, 2021

Page: [147 - 148] Pages: 2

DOI: 10.2174/1871529X21666210331142330

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Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is predominantly a disease of adults and the elderly. CML is uncommon in the paediatric age. Priapism as an initial presentation is quite uncommon in CML and is rare in the case of CML in paediatric and adolescent age. We present a case of CML in an adolescent male who presented with priapism of 48 hours duration. The patient was managed in an emergency by corporal aspiration and saline irrigation and was found to have CML during a hospital stay. The patient was treated with imatinib and is under follow-up for the last two years.

Keywords: Chronic myeloid leukemia, adolescent, priapism, neoplasm, fatigue, haemoglobin.

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