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Type: Journal article
Title: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting as jaundice
Author: Alvaro, F.
Jain, M.
Morris, L.
Rice, M.
Citation: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1996; 32(5):466-468
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 1034-4810
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Alvaro, F ; Jain, M ; Morris, LL ; Rice, MS
Abstract: An unusual presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in a 6-year-old girl is reported. She presented with unilateral cervical lymphadenopathy, a mixed obstructive/cholestatic jaundice and a progressive pancytopenia. Ultrasound examination revealed an obstructed common bile duct with gross thickening of the wall of the duct and intrahepatic bile duct dilatation. The jaundice resolved with high dose intravenous (i.v.) methylprednisolone. It is postulated that this was due to infiltration of the common bile duct, given the failure to demonstrate any other cause for the bile duct pathology.
Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
bile duct
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1996.tb00951.x
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