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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

An unusual case of acute promyelocytic leukemia manifesting with pulmonary embolism


1 Department of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Veena Nanjappa
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_10_19

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Venous thromboembolism is four fold greater in patients with cancer. 5-20% of acute promyelocytic leukemia is M3 (Hypergranular promyelocytic leukemia) variety. Hemorrhagic complications are more common than thrombosis; Coagulopathy in acute promyelocytic leukemia is a very complex disorder and is under reported. Here is a case report of a rare presentation of acute promyelocytic leukemia manifesting with pulmonary embolism.


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