Leucopenia in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Myocardial Infarction: A Case ReportHarold K Elias1Nawaz Mohammed1Vanamala AA2Karuna R Kumar2Karuna R Kumar2Arun S Shet1,3*
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- Arun Shet
Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Oncology Head
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Received Date: January 16, 2013; Accepted Date: March 26, 2013; Published Date: March 28, 2013
Citation: Elias HK, Mohammed N, Vanamala AA, Kumar KR, Shet AS (2013) Leucopenia in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report. J Bone Marrow Res 1:110. doi: 10.4172/2329-8820.1000110
Copyright: © 2013 Elias HK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Thrombotic complications are known as accepted feature of acute myeloid leukemia and tend to occur in patients with hyperleucocytosis. Acute myocardial infarction, though reported is a rare clinical presentation in patients with this subtype of leukemia. We describe an unusual case of acute myeloid leukemia in a patient with leucopenia presenting with an acute myocardial infarction. The possible mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction in a patient without atherosclerotic coronary artery disease are reviewed.