Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 181–183

Neutropenic Enterocolitis in a Child with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Successfully Treated with Early Surgical Intervention

  • Arun Kumar Lingutla
  • Asha S. Anand
  • Sandip A. Shah
  • Apurva A. Patel
  • Sumit Kumar
  • Pankaj M. Shah
  • Shilin N. Shukla
  • Bharat J. Parikh
  • Shailesh S. Talati
  • Harsha Panchal
  • Sonia Parikh
  • Bhavesh B. Parekh
  • Shivani J. Bhatt
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12288-012-0176-5

Cite this article as:
Lingutla, A.K., Anand, A.S., Shah, S.A. et al. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2013) 29: 181. doi:10.1007/s12288-012-0176-5

Abstract

Neutropenic entrocolitis (NE) is a life threatening complication of acute leukemia. The case presented here is of a 12 year old boy with acute myeloid leukemia, who developed neutropenic enterocolitis after induction with BFM-93 protocol. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy during grade 4 neutropenia after failure on conservative line of management of NE. Patient withstood the procedure with supportive care and recovered. This case is reported because NE is a rare but potentially fatal complication and there are no clear guidelines for surgical intervention.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Kumar Lingutla
    • 1
  • Asha S. Anand
    • 1
  • Sandip A. Shah
    • 1
  • Apurva A. Patel
    • 1
  • Sumit Kumar
    • 1
  • Pankaj M. Shah
    • 1
  • Shilin N. Shukla
    • 1
  • Bharat J. Parikh
    • 1
  • Shailesh S. Talati
    • 1
  • Harsha Panchal
    • 1
  • Sonia Parikh
    • 1
  • Bhavesh B. Parekh
    • 1
  • Shivani J. Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Oncology and Paediatric SurgeryThe Gujarat Cancer & Research InstituteAhmedabadIndia